You can’t be certain about a hosting service unless you try it first. So we are offering a one month free trial on our shared FileMaker server 14 hosting. This way you can confirm that our service meets your needs without any commitment. Our shared servers work well with FileMaker 12,13 and 14 databases and up to FileMaker Go 16 and FileMaker Pro 16** (individually purchased or VLA software) but NOT FileMaker 16 FLT which needs dedicated hosting.
To start a free one month FileMaker Server 14 trial please email us using this link.
After your free trial you can select a package and any options to enhance your choice. These are summarised in this table and explained in more detail further down the page. Once you select a package and start the paid service you will be invoiced automatically each time your paid for period expires. Any package that includes advance payment can be terminated by you at any time and whole unused months will qualify for a refund based on the appropriate monthly package rate.
|14L package||14S package|
|Monthly price of package||n/a||£20|
|Yearly price of package||£100||£240|
|Included files hosted||1||1|
|Included file space||250MB||500MB|
|Included FileMaker Pro connections||2||20|
|Included FileMaker Go connections||none||1|
|Included WebDirect connections||none||none|
|Full backup as described in ’About FMH’||yes||yes|
|Included manual download requests per year||3||3|
Add ons (all prices per month)
|Each extra file hosted||£5||£5|
|20 extra FileMaker Pro connections||£10||£10|
|Each extra 500MB space||n/a||£5|
|Each extra FileMaker Go connection||£5||£5|
|Each extra WebDirect connection||n/a||£15|
|Add overnight Dropbox copy||£5||£5|
|Each extra manual download||£75||£75|
n/a means not available - All prices exclude VAT
This package should be fine for small businesses and for departments of larger organisations. You can use various methods to connect.
This is a very good value package for small organisations such a clubs, partnerships and individuals who use FileMaker Pro clients to access their central data; perhaps from laptops or more than one location. The servers you will use and the performance you get will be the same as for our standard package. The only difference is the limits to connections and what options you can add - as explained below.
You can add FileMaker Go connections, extra database files and the Dropbox backup to this package, but this package does NOT allow WebDirect connections or extra space to be added
These can be added to all packages. You may need these if you intend to use more connections than are included your package (ie 1 for 14S). You need to purchase enough extra to cover the maximum number of simultaneous connections from FileMaker Go.
You can add WebDirect connections to package 14S. You may need more than one of these if you expect more than one connection at once as what you purchase will be the maximum connections allowed.
If you want to add more files to your package we host over your normal package limit you can purchase extra databases. Please note that this purchase do not come with extra file space or connection limits.
Most users easily fit in the space their package provides. However if you need more this is charged at £5 per month for an additional 500MB. For those exceeding the 500MB we generally ask that they set their databases to store container fields externally without the secure option ticked so that the impact on backups is reduced above 1.2 GB we may refuse to host the file until this has been done.
For most customers the included FileMaker Pro connections is sufficient, however if you need more users to connect concurrently an additional 20 users can be added to your package for £10 per month + VAT. This does not include any FileMaker Go or Web Direct connections.
If you are a user who wants a recent copy of you hosted database at hand all the time Dropbox syncing is for you. We supply a shared Dropbox folder with a new backup every night so that after turning on your computer) the following morning you get the previous day’s databases delivered without you having to do anything else. Please note we cannot/do not monitor this service and it has a minimum commitment of 6 months. After the initial download Dropbox backups can be quite quick as Dropbox only sends the changes to your files
If you request recovery from historic backups or to be sent copies of your database more than 3 time a year, we reserve the right to charge for this service. We will also charge for any request where you are no longer a paying/trial customer eg your trial ended and you did not request the return of your files at the time or your hosting charges are unpaid.
*Server control panel access is not charged for this but it is granted as a privilege that we may withdraw without explanation at any time.
**You can connect box or perpetual (not FLT) FileMaker 15 and 16 to our shared 14 servers. In the case of 15 there is almost no loss of real world functionality other than the obscure truncate function. For FileMaker 16 the encrypt function, PDFs in WebDirect and the JSON functions will not work. However the vast majority of functionality is fine. Please trial shared hosting to confirm it works well with your database. If you want full functionality you will need to opt for one of dedicated hosting packages
† To keep your and our costs down our normal practice is to issue invoices for at least £100 + VAT so if this package is purchased on its own we invoice three or six months at a time. If you cancel hosting and have paid in advance any whole months will be refunded. We also offer direct debit for monthly plans.