Goya FileMaker Hosting

Goya can provide dedicated server FileMaker hosting for clients wanting to keep their FileMaker databases in the cloud, and make them accessible from everywhere, not just in the office.

We run multiple servers using the latest versions of Windows and FileMaker Server, along with regular onsite and offsite backups, SSL certificates and 24/7 monitoring.

Hosting Questions

How much does it cost?

Standard monthly hosting is $149 per month plus GST.

What do I get?

A dedicated Windows Server for your solution.  A SSL certificate for myserver.goya.co.  Offsite backups.  24/7 monitoring.  50GB of disk space ( for the OS, FMS and data ), 4GB of RAM and unlimited data throughput.

We run the most recent versions of FileMaker Server that your licence will allow.

On top of that we help you to get your solution up and running and can assist with any issues in terms of FileMaker Server or accessing the files. 

We can also help you to setup Web sharing of your FileMaker solution, including WebDirect or Custom Web Publishing using RESTfm or the Data API.  As well you can make the solution available via ODBC if required.

Does that include FileMaker Licences?

No, this is for hosting only.  

If you’ve already got a licence for FileMaker Server, then we can apply that to the server.  

If you have no licence yet for FileMaker at all, we can purchase a User licence for you.  Currently the starting point for FileMaker user licencing is $1200 AUD per annum for 5 users plus server.  We can pro rata this into your hosting costs as well if you would like. 

If you need more than 5 users please contact us for pricing.

What else can I add?

Pretty much anything you need.  It’s your dedicated server.  Some examples would be :

  • Access to the FileMaker Server Admin Console ( no charge ).
  • Access to the server itself via RDC ( at your own risk ).
  • Extra capacity in processing or memory to run server intensive tasks such as WebDirect.
  • Extra disk storage ( in 50GB blocks ) for data storage such as documents or large FileMaker files.
  • A custom domain name ( price depends on the domain, contact us for details ).
  • A dedicated SSL certificate for your domain ( price depends, contact us for details. )
  • A Web Services API into your solution using RESTfm ( no charge ).
  • Email or web hosting.
  • A recent backup download page.
  • Document syncing with Dropbox.
  • Anything else you can run on Windows server, contact us for more.

Why not use FileMaker Cloud for AWS?

You can use FileMaker Cloud for AWS.  We do not offer this and do not set this up for our clients at present.

AWS has a lot of options and a lot of detail to configure and manage.  If your IT team has detailed knowledge of AWS and you already run services on this platform, then FileMaker Cloud is certainly an option for you.

However for someone wanting to host FileMaker Server it’s hard to give cost estimates because everything AWS is pay as you go.  For that reason we don’t recommend it to our clients at the moment.

Who runs your servers?

Our servers are run on either MammothVPS or BinaryLane in Australia.  They have dedicated equipment in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Do you have an SLA?

We base our hosting on the SLA agreement you can find here : 

https://www.mammoth.com.au/sla

The host SLA only refers to the VPC being available. On top of that we run Windows Server OS and FileMaker Server, and both of those require updates and regular maintenance.  Because of that we are often doing maintenance on the servers to make sure they’re running smoothly.  We do this maintenance out of business hours for your server, and will contact you to make sure any updates are done out of your own business hours.

Any downtime of your server during your business hours of longer than 1 hour will entitle you to a refund of that months hosting. 

Is this shared hosting?

No, it is a dedicated server.  Shared hosting became unavailable after a FileMaker Server licence change in version 15.  Therefore any hosting provider currently offering shared hosting will be doing so on FMS v14 and that software is no longer supported by FileMaker.  We don’t recommend you use this option.

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