The focus of this comparison is to see how the features stack up when comparing FileMaker Cloud with FileMaker Server when hosted in Soliant.cloud. Considering there are some important differentiators between the two versions, we will examine some of these in more detail as well.
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|FileMaker Cloud||Soliant.cloud FileMaker Hosting|
|Licensing||$39 per user, per month||*See pricing breakdown below|
|Concurrent Users||Not available||Available|
|AWS Region Availability||Limited, based on your billing information.||Your preference, worldwide.|
|Authentication||FileMaker ID only||Internal user accounts, External Authentication, Oauth providers|
|SSL Certificate||Provided||Provided, also able to customize with your own Domain and SSL Cert.|
|DNS Name||*.filemaker-cloud.com provided, no customization||*.soliant.cloud provided or completely customizable|
|File Uploads||Via FMP client only||FMP Client, Secure FTP|
|Automation||No scheduled scripts||Scheduled scripts fully supported|
|Web Publishing||Data API||Data API, XML and PHP|
|WebDirect||Supports 1 Master (Up to 100 users)||Supports up to 5 additional worker machines (Up to 500 users)|
|External SQL Data Sources||MySQL, Microsoft SQL, Oracle
(ESS Adapter is NOT supported)
|MySQL, Microsoft SQL, Oracle, ESS Adapter|
|External Container Data||Encrypted only||Encrypted or Open|
|Backups||Every 20 minutes, for one week. Not modifiable.||Every 60 minutes,
Snapbacks and full support for FileMaker Server backup.
|Maintenance||Nightly auto-maintenance for operational and minor updates||Managed OS and application maintenance provided by Soliant.cloud|
|Scalability||Driven by user count, up only||Recommended initial sizing, can be changed up or down at any time|
|Security||SSL provided, EAR required||SSL provided, EAR optional|
|ODBC||Import only||Fully supported|
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