[FX.php List] [OFF] Recommendations for Web Server specs?

Steve Winter steve at bluecrocodile.co.nz
Thu Mar 24 01:58:59 MDT 2016

Hi Joel

If this box is purely for web serving, and will have no FM components on it, then they could get away with far lighter specs if they went with a Linux box. I’ve been finding that 2 cores, with 2 (or maybe 4Gb) RAM are more than adequate to keep numerous CWP sites humming along, including some quite busy, public-facing sites.

Obviously if ‘Windows’ is their thing (which it kinda sounds like might be), then that plans’ probably not going to work, in which case those specs look consistent with the ‘recommended’ specs for a Server 2012 install so should be more than adequate for straight web serving.


> Hi All
> I’ve got a client whose IT dept is spinning up a new VM to serve as a vanilla Web Server for FM CWP.  There’ll be no FM components on this machine.
> I’m not so good with hardware/OS… so I’m looking here for recommendations :)
> There will be 5-10-ish CWP sites running on their server (each just in a sub-directory of wwwroot), with up to 400-ish users, although generally not all at the same time.
> They've found that the following specs "seem to be consistent with both Filemaker and Microsoft.”:
> Processors: 4 Core
> RAM: 8GB+
> HardDisk: 160GB
> All of their other servers are still running Win Server 2008 R2, but this one may go up with Win Server 2012, and it seems we may be able to ask them for pretty high specs.
> FWIW: This will be replacing an older Web Server that’s running: 
> Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
> 16GB RAM
> 2.10 GHz (2 processors)
> 64-bit
> 40GB HD
> Any words of advice?
> TIA,
> -Joel
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Steve Winter
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