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FileMaker Server 13 Virtual Host guide for Mac – FileMaker Today


Over 2700 downloads since it’s first appearance on FM2D in March 2014…With FileMaker Server 13 we got a lot of great new stuff. However, the installation of FMS13 will take over the Apache webserver on a Mac OSX server, which will prevent you from using the built-in web tools in Mac OSX ServerAdmin. Many people will have a need to be able to create virtual hosts for especially CWP solutions.


Please be aware that FMI strongly advice you to only use a dedicated machine for FMS. As FMS13 takes over the Apache, there is no native way to configure Virtual Hosts, using GUI tools on Mac OS X. Due to this change, I have created a guide, with an accompanying FileMaker solution, that gives you the ability to configure Virtual Hosts. It can be used for a lot of things and also give you the ability to e.g. create an alias, that takes the user directly to a WD solution, without showing the WD homepage. e.g. www.mycompany.com/wd can take the user directly to the WebDirect solution. It is also possibly to specify the web folder path, so it can e.g. be stored on another hard drive. (pay attention to privileges)


Using this guide, you can make the setup within 10 min. In this version, SSL sites is not supported. This is due to some heavy re-write rules in the configuration, which I have not been able to find an easy way around yet. Feedback is greatly appreciated, both here, on our website and by email.  


Find the guide and helper solution at  http://www.datamanix.com/FMS_VirtualHost_Config_Tools.zip

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