LuminFire provides affordable and reliable FileMaker server hosting as well as reliable and cost-effective web hosting optimized for WordPress sites.

We have secure data centers in multiple locations around the globe, and an uptime of 99%. We handle everything for you from start to finish including assistance with optimizing your database files if required. Check out this article about hosting FileMaker in the cloud.

FileMaker Cloud Hosting with LuminFire has Many Advantages:

  • No hardware to purchase or maintain.
  • Fixed monthly cost that is easy to budget and much less expensive than maintaining an onsite or on premise server.
  • SSL certificate installation, configuration, and maintenance.
  • Redundant cloud storage.
  • Options to host in 14 data centers around the world to provide low latency:
    United States (US), Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle;
    Europe (EU), Amsterdam, Netherlands;Sydney, Australia;
    and Hong Kong, China
  • SSAE 16 Type 2 certified data centers.
  • 24 hour video surveillance and strictly enforced security access procedures.
  • State of the art HVAC temperature control systems with separate cooling zones.
  • Redundant power backup with instantaneous fail-over.
  • Advanced smoke detection and fire suppression.
  • Seismically braced racks.
  • Self healing cloud with auto failover in emergency.
  • Super fast SSD storage.
  • Gigabit connectivity for fast network access connected to major internet backbone providers.
  • Firewall security to keep data safe.
  • Active support with monitoring and performance.
  • Updates to FileMaker Server, when tested and deemed ready for production.
  • Updates and security patches for Windows server.
  • No need to be a server admin or AWS console expert.
  • We answer the phone when you need assistance. You can reach us dependably.
  • 24/7 on-site security and network operations staff.



Our dedicated* FileMaker server pricing is competitive with other vendors:

  • Typical FileMaker hosting that serves around 5-20 users is $150/month.
  • Typical HIPAA compliant FileMaker hosting starts at $1,200/month.
  • Custom FileMaker hosting ranges from $125-$3,000/month. Contact us for a quote for your exact situation.
  • Hosting is billed annually; a $200 initial set up fee applies.

The exact cost will depend upon your specific solution and the following factors:

  • The number of database files and document storage space required.
  • The number of users accessing the database.
  • The server configuration: memory and processor speed.
  • Network bandwidth used.
  • Access and concurrency requirements for FileMaker Go and WebDirect.
  • Server version.
  • Special setups of ODBC connections, etc.
  • HIPAA security requirements.

* Due to licensing changes since FileMaker 15, shared hosting is no longer available.

Should I Just Host On Site or on Premise?

Compared over 3 years, here’s an example of the cost savings of hosting in the cloud versus running your own server on premise:

  • $150/month LuminFire Cloud FileMaker hosting = $5,400
  • $492/month Windows Server= $17,700 (save $12,30)
  • $333/month macOS Mini Server= $12,000 (save $6,600)

Here’s the math to show it

Sometimes companies believe that an on-premise server is more secure when it’s actually the other way around. Hosting in a data center built for security is much better than a place where someone could more easily gain physical access to the server hardware. Even so, if you have reasons for requiring an on-premise FileMaker server such as company policies, government restrictions, poor internet connection, etc. we also assist with setting up and maintaining an on-site FileMaker server.


Bundling Saves You Money

Bundling your hosting, licensing and solution together is a great way to save you money. This option is available if you build your solution on fmIgnite Starter SaaS.


Comparing Our Cloud Hosting to FileMaker Cloud Standard and Essentials

How does our hosting option compare to FileMaker’s Cloud option? Here are a few things that set our hosting apart:

  • Choice: You can use different versions of FileMaker server – all the way up to the most recent version – immediately upon release. We allow any compatible plugin. We can run robots on the server. We have multiple data center options. Run custom web publishing.
  • Simplicity: We do all the setup and backend work for you.
  • Performance: Our servers are tuned specifically for FileMaker hosting with fast SSD drives and gigabit connectivity.
  • Security: We offer HIPAA and other options for additional security.
  • Support: We answer the phone when you have questions.
  • Access: Customized backup schedules with easy downloading of files via ftp.
  • Predictability: We offer a fixed cost.
  • Cost Savings: In one example, a client currently pays LuminFire $3,000/year for licensing and hosting for 15 users. FileMaker Cloud would be $39/user/month x 15 users or $7,200/year. So we’re saving the client $4,200 annually as well as providing a better solution.

Sum it Up

We host your FileMaker database application files on a remote server in a secure data center with redundant, high-speed internet connections and backup power generators so that your data will automatically be backed up to an off-site location and always be accessible over the internet from anywhere in the world.


Clients Love it!

“I’ve been so happy with our database on your server I just had to let you know. I’m really pleased with the performance and glad to have it hosted with y’all.” – IT Professional at west coast production company that moved from an internal FileMaker server to LuminFire hosting.

Tell us more about you, and we will get you the quote you need.