fmcloud.fm 2.0
fmcloud.fm 2.0

fmcloud.fm 2.0, FileMaker hosting service on Linux/Docker

fmcloud.fm logoWe do it again, but worldwide!

 

For already 11 years, fmcloud.fm has been 1-more-thing’s FileMaker hosting service.

From the start, it was created to establish a state-of-the-art standard in FileMaker hosting.

Before that, we, as FileMaker users, we had had several disappointing experiences (single person companies calling themselves hosting companies, servers stacked on a kitchen shelves…) that we thought FileMaker users deserved a real high quality service.

We partnered with specialized companies and data centres, invested a lot of money and energy to guarantee the best possible service to our customers, and up to this day, we always managed to provide it at a very reasonable price that reflects our real costs, not our dream cars price. For instance, why would we charge more if you have more files when an instance of FileMaker Server can host 125 of them, with no more cost than if you have 1?

One example that illustrates our philosophy: we don’t have term commitment on our contracts. Our customers stay with us because they are satisfied with our service, not because they are captive.

FileMaker hosting is now less expensive than a local server!

Today, we’re pushing this logic further. A lot further.

As you may know, Claris just released a Linux version of FileMaker Server.

You might have heard that it’s faster than the Windows and Mac OS versions, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. What we were able to do is to build an amazing infrastructure based on docker.

This is a game changer. It simply doesn’t compare with what you’ve been used to with Virtual Private Servers, even though they would be running Linux.

The docker architecture is not supported natively, but we invested heavily in R&D and were able to work around all technical issues. We acquired new infrastructures, developed new processes and we are now able to offer the best possible service worldwide.

As of today, our service is available wherever you are, from data centres in Europe (France), USA East Coast (PA), USA West Coast (OR). More will come. Australia, Canada and Singapore are just a matter of days, and we are able to deploy in almost any data centre in the world that matches our security/privacy policy, so don’t hesitate to ask us.

Our hosting customers benefits from our full service: licenses, support, secured external backups, incredible performance…

And…, we’re cutting our prices! You can benefit from the best FileMaker hosting service for as little as 59USD/month (49EUR/month) for 5 users!

Peformance benchmark, by Nick Lightbody

fmcloud.fm performance by Nick LightbodyNick Lightbody is probably the most renown FileMaker Server performance specialist in the world.

He has years of experience testing various configurations and publishing in depth articles on the topic.

For a month, he was able to test our architecture (the only one based on docker), both in Europe and in the US, and recently published his conclusions.

You can read his article on Medium. It’s also discussed on Claris Community.

Our data centers (green: available, blue: soon, everywhere else: contact us!)

7-day free trial available!

Pro plan

  • 30GB storage per 5 users
  • 4 CPU guaranteed
  • Host 125 databases
  • Connect using FileMaker Pro/Go
  • Data API/OData
  • Web Direct
  • ODBC / ESS
  • System scripts (in schedules)
  • Multiple machine deployment (workers)
  • Custom domain/SSL certificate

Starter plan

  • 10GB storage per 5 users
  • 2 CPU guaranteed
  • Host 125 databases
  • Connect using FileMaker Pro/Go
  • Data API / OData

Custom

Yes, it’s a cloud, and yet we can afford to remain flexible.

Are you in a special situation?

  • SBA license
  • Specific storage needs
  • Multiple instances for the same license?

Do you need to use a specific data center, not listed among ours? Contact us.

All our plans include

  • Outsourced secured backups
  • Monitoring
  • Reporting
  • Support (English / French)
  • Optional FileMaker license management

Our ‘old’ Windows Virtual Private Server plans are still available

FAQ

Does the price include FileMaker license?

No, our hosting plans are BYOL (Bring Your Own License) only. We can provide you with a FileMaker license, but that is extra cost. A typical corporate FileMaker license for 5 users is 16€/month, to which you should add the hosting cost of 9,80€. The more users you have, the cheaper the license AND the hosting service are.

Why do I have to enter my FileMaker license information to lookup a hosting price

The docker architecture is a real cloud, not a private server somewhere on the internet. Therefore it doesn’t really make sense to take hardware ressources as a base for pricing. This is why, as most cloud providers, we’re charging per user, and we’re calculating the price based on the number of users of your FileMaker license.

If you don’t have a license yet, select the one that suits your needs best and the corresponding hosting plan. Some other Claris Partners even use our configurator to find out the correct license to propose to their customers!

If privacy is your concern, be reassured that it is ours too. Here is our privacy policy.

What will happen if I enable Web Direct on my Starter plan?

We’ll call the cops.

No, seriously… You will receive an e-mail to suggest an upgrade if you keep using a Pro-only feature. We won’t disable the service or charge you without notice. It’s perfectly OK to turn on a feature just to try it. If you really need Web Direct for a limited period of time (a registration campaign for instance), just tell us, we’ll upgrade your plan for just the required time.

Is there a referral partner program?

Yes! If you have subscribed to one of our plans you already received your referral code. If you want to recommend us without being yourself a customer, it’s also possible. Please contact us.

Try our online configurator to find out the best plan for you: