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Chapter 25. FileMaker Server > About FileMaker Server

About FileMaker Server

You'll use FileMaker Server to make your FileMaker Pro databases available to many users at once across a network. On its own, the FileMaker Pro software can host files for networked access from up to five users at a time, in what's called a peer-to-peer configuration. In practice, except for developmental configurations, or production deployments to very small groups, peer-to-peer sharing is unlikely to be a suitable choice for making files available to multiple networked users. Unless you're in that rather small minority of situations, you'll want to look at FileMaker Server instead.

The FileMaker Server Product Line

Three separate products are available under the name FileMaker Server:


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