Prior to the release of FileMaker 13, many users only considered Dedicated FileMaker Servers for specific reasons, such as:
- compliance requirements
- additional flexibility
- enhanced control
- more robust security
- large scale deployments.
Since the release of FileMaker Server 13, many users have found Dedicated Servers to be the most cost effective means to support FileMaker WebDirect and/or FileMaker Go. With the release of FileMaker Server 14, new users are also discovering that a worldcloud dedicated server is an excellent way to take advantage of the standby server functionality introduced in FileMaker Server 14.
Our dedicated servers feature complete control over your hosted environment- no more limits. Instead of paying for services, you are paying for resources; which will reduce your per user costs as your needs grow.
Among the reasons to choose a Dedicated server, is that you have total freedom in configuration- including:
- RAM, up to 2TB per machine!
- Processors, any number or Xeon-class processors (up to 96 per machine)
- Drive space and/or number of partitions
- Drive types (including RAID-6 SSD- fastest solution on the market)
- Operating system, MacOS Server or Windows Server
- FileMaker Server or Server Advanced- any version
- Third party software: QuickBooks, mySQL, SuperContainer, MirrorSync, etc.
- Ability to install third party plug-ins, scheduled scripts, etc.
- Use Remote Desktop Connection Tool to manage from Mac, Windows, iOS or Android
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These servers are ideal for users which are retiring and/or replicating their own FileMaker Server, as they provide the option to Bring your own licensing’; otherwise we provide options to rent (monthly), lease (annually), or buy your own FileMaker?Server and/or Concurrent?licensing. Dedicated servers are truly your server, so if you wish to install other apps (example: QuickBooks, MySQL, PowerShell), server-side plug-ins, and/or configure Windows features (example: Remote Desktop Services: RemoteApp, VPN, File Sharing); then you are free to setup your server in any configuration which best serves your needs. If your needs change (larger or smaller), we can easily adjust your resources so that you can only pay for the resources that you actually need.
Dedicated servers are very secure and in some cases are the only type of hosting which will meet compliance regulations, as many compliance standards prohibit the use of any shared resource. FileMaker Pro has earned a reputation as tool which can quickly and easily share data over a local network; however, with an infusion from the cloud FileMaker can empower users from all across the globe. The paradox that many FileMaker users find themselves is that they build a database, and maybe share it with a few colleges; but when it is time to share in a real production environment, they hit a wall. The cost of a quality server with a fast, fault tolerant drive system, a static IP address on a publicly accessible network, a fast reliable internet connection, an off-site backup, and the license cost of Microsoft Windows Server and FileMaker Server can often reach over $5,000 without including on-going costs like maintenance, electricity, internet connection, security patch installation, etc. We have seen many small businesses spend $10,000 in the first year on FileMaker Pro related hosting expenses. We use modern cloud computing principles to increase the utilization of our hardware, and we have economies of scale to help bring maintenance costs down. As for internet connectivity, we don’t waste money to local telephone providers to bring high speed internet access to our offices, but instead we lease space in hardened datacenters which are already sitting on large, redundant internet trunk lines with round the clock monitoring and staff.