Requirements to host a FileMaker database 
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 Requirements to host a FileMaker database
Hello,

We are an ISP and Web Hosting company and host sites on both Unix and NT
servers.  Note we are PC based also so I don't know much about
Macintoshes.

A client has asked can we host FileMaker databases.  So what I need to
know is what do we need on our servers to be able to host them and your
recommendations as the best way to do so.

Thanks in advance
Frances

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Mon, 05 May 2003 11:11:58 GMT
 Requirements to host a FileMaker database

Quote:

> Hello,

> We are an ISP and Web Hosting company and host sites on both Unix and NT
> servers.  Note we are PC based also so I don't know much about
> Macintoshes.

> A client has asked can we host FileMaker databases.  So what I need to
> know is what do we need on our servers to be able to host them and your
> recommendations as the best way to do so.

> Thanks in advance
> Frances

> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> Before you buy

Filemaker runs on both Windows NT and Macs, but not under UNIX as yet. For the
Web you can set it up in one of two ways ... as a Web Server in its own right
(Web Companion which I wouldn't suggest for your purposes) or as an application
served by a Web server using its Web Connector (essentially an ISAPI, NSAPI or
whatever connector in Filemaker).

At the low end you'll need a copy of Filemaker (Unlimited?), and Windows NT
server running MSIIS or a like Web server. I suppose you could hook it to Apache
or a UNIX Web server with a bit of effort, but I've only ever seen this doen
using an NT Web server.

You could also go for hosting Filemaker using Lasso (at http://www.blueworld.com
from memory) if you wanted more scalability, or using Tango. This would mean
however that you'd have to have some developer support in there to handle Lasso
and Tango development. The straight Filemaker development method could probably
be done by your clients with little input from yourselves.

Finally, if they wanted to host FM databases natively (in FM native mode across
NETBUI or TCP/IP rather than Web mode) ... well, I wouldn't consider that if I
was you. And I doubt your that's what your clients are after.         :)

                                             Regards,



Mon, 05 May 2003 15:54:31 GMT
 
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