AppWorks provides hosting to clients with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Database hosting with AppWorks includes:

  • A custom built dedicated, certified FileMaker AWS server
  • Separate SSD drives for boot, FileMaker data and backups
  • Low latency internet access from the server to your internet provider
  • Personalized usernames, passwords and security levels for all users
  • Access to the server via the FM Admin Console on Remote Desktop
  • Recovery and rebuilds available at our hourly rate

Price list

Up to 10 users$95/month
Up to 25 users and/or WebDirect$150/month
AWS GovCloud$300/month
25+ usersCall for price
Security Add-on for up to 10 users*$45/month

Please note: Nominal setup fee will apply to all servers. Current prices are based on both AWS prices and usage and are subject to change. AppWorks will provide a 30-day notice of any price changes.

*Security Add-on includes remote desktop server access through a VPN that we provision for up to 10 user(s)

Monthly payments may be made automatically via credit card.
Annual payments may be made via check or credit card.

Included Features

External backups to S3:

  • Secure daily backups to S3 are retained for 6 months
    • Longer retention available by request
  • Highly scalable, fast, data storage infrastructure 
  • 99.999999999% durability (11 nines!)
  • Stored redundantly across multiple devices in multiple facilities
    • Can sustain the loss of 2 facilities concurrently
AWS Regions

Extensive health monitoring

  • Integration with Zabbix for server health monitoring
  • Extensive server experience

Free Digicert SSL/TLS certificate 

  • PCI-DSS, NIST, and HIPAA compliant configurations
  • Encryption in transit using TLS with industry-standard AES-256 cipher

Free subdomain 

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  • Intelligent threat detection and continuous monitoring using machine learning, anomaly detection, and integrated threat intelligence to identify potential threats
  • Server complies with our comprehensive and thorough FileMaker Security Audit
  • Monitoring of logins/logouts, failed login attempts
  • Compliant with Claris hosting provider requirements

Global presence: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia


  • FileMaker Certifications 1-18
  • FileMaker Business Alliance member
  • Claris Platinum partner (logo)
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Fast migration:

  • Migrate in 30 minutes or less
    • Less than 15 minutes of downtime
  • If you wish to migrate your own server, we recommend following this checklist

Data centers:

  • State of the art data centers
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Global Infrastructure delivers dependable cloud infrastructure. 
    • Designed and built to deliver a flexible, reliable, scalable and secure cloud computing environment with the highest quality global network performance available
  • All infrastructure is designed for redundancy and reliability, from Regions to Availability Zones to networking links to load balancers, routers and firmware. 

Additional features available by request:

  • Virtual desktops (Windows RDS farm)
  • Webhooks listener – enable integration with 2000+ apps on Zapier
  • Global acceleration – AWS Global Accelerator uses the AWS global network to optimize the path from your users to your applications, improving the performance of your TCP and UDP traffic by up to 45%
  • Backups to the location of your choice
    • Comply with your contingency plans and requirements
    • Strong AES-256 encryption at rest
    • 40+ targets (Backblaze B2, S3, Box, Dropbox, S/FTP, etc.)
AWS Global Accelerator