For Windows and Mac

FileMaker Server

Get reliable, high-performance access to your data.

FileMaker Server is fast, reliable server software used to securely share data with groups of FileMaker Pro Advanced, FileMaker Go, and FileMaker WebDirect users. Get 24/7 availability and reliability, remotely manage apps with ease, and save time by automating administrative tasks.

Each client connects to FileMaker Server with a user license. Users can be purchased through the FileMaker Server Admin Console or the FileMaker Store.

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Quick installation and administration Most installations of FileMaker Server software takes less than 20 minutes so it's easy to instantly start managing your custom apps remotely and automating administrative tasks.
24/7 reliability and availability Get anytime access to your data with 24/7 availability. Protect your data with scheduled live back-ups, which run even while your apps are in use.
Robust scalability Manage groups of FileMaker users with reliable security and network performance. FileMaker Server has been tested to support 500 networked clients. Further limits may be imposed by your hardware, app design, operating system, or licensing program.
Industry-standard security Manage user access through external authentication via Active Directory, Open Directory, or OAuth 2.0 identity providers. Use SSL encryption for secure data transfer. And secure your data when hosted on FileMaker Server using powerful AES 256-bit encryption — requires FileMaker Pro Advanced to enable encryption on each app.
Web technology Use FileMaker WebDirect to run interactive solutions in a web browser — no web programming skills needed. Or use Custom Web Publishing to create custom, data-driven websites using PHP or XML.
ODBC/JDBC support Use ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) and JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) to read from and write to FileMaker apps hosted by FileMaker Server in conjunction with external programs and development tools. Support up to 50 simultaneous ODBC/JDBC remote connections.
REST APIs Use the FileMaker Data API to connect to other apps and web services. Use the FileMaker Admin API to help manage and administer your custom apps.
New in FileMaker Server 18 See Product Overview
Startup restoration FileMaker files are now automatically recoverable after a hardware or software crash. The restoration log in FileMaker Server validates database entries when a file is first opened, before client access, and if the file had not been properly closed.
FileMaker Server Admin Console enhancements The FileMaker Server Admin Console includes new improvements such as: change default backup time using the CLI; view script schedule success/failure; show clearer database status indication; and show when the Admin Console was last started.
Server monitoring enhancements More easily monitor your server resources and metrics using Zabbix, an open-source software monitoring tool. Even monitor multiple servers at the same time.
FileMaker Data API enhancements The improved FileMaker Data API supports XML metadata including script names, layout names, and layout schema.
FileMaker Admin API standardization No longer a trial feature, the FileMaker Admin API in FileMaker Server is now based on the OpenAPI specification.
Spanish FileMaker Server FileMaker Server now includes Spanish as a supported language.