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 several 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.

Hosting with LuminFire in the cloud 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.businessman with laptop in network server room

Our FileMaker hosting pricing is competitive with other vendors and 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.
  • Dedicated server as shared hosting is no longer available due to licensing changes since FileMaker 15.
  • 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.

Typical FileMaker hosting that serves around 5-20 users costs is $150/month.
HIPAA compliant FileMaker hosting starts at $1,200/month.
Custom FileMaker hosting setups range from $150-$3,000/month. Contact us for a quote for your exact situation.

Hosting is billed annually; a $200 initial set up fee applies.

(Note: Lower cost bundled hosting options are available if you build your solution on fmIgnite Starter SaaS.)

An example of the cost savings compared over 3 years vs running your own server on premise:

  • $150/month LuminFire Cloud FileMaker hosting = $5,400
  • $336/month Windows Server  = $12,054 (save $6,654)
  • $286/month macOS Mini Server  = $9,195 (save $3,795)

How does our hosting option compare to FileMaker’s Cloud option? Here are a few differences:

  • Choice: You can use any version of FileMaker server all the way up to the most recent version immediately upon released. We allow any compatible plugin. We can run robots on the server. We have more 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. Fast SSD drives and gigabit connectivity.
  • Security: We offer HIPAA and options with additional security.
  • Support: We answer the phone for questions.
  • Access: Customized backup schedules with easy downloading of files via ftp.
  • Fixed cost.

To sum up this service: 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.