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#1 Cynthia Moore

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 03:13 AM

I have a law office application (Time Matters) that used to run on a peer-to-peer (P2P) network. The current version now requires a dedicated server. I have been avoiding upgrading because I did not want to buy or maintain a server. Now, with cloud servers, I may be able to upgrace the software and run it in a cloud server.

 

Can anyone recommend a really good (reliable) company to host that server?

 

Thanks for any help...


Running Win 10 & Office 365.


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#2 SpywareDoc

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 05:44 PM

Article: Time Matters 16 System Requirements

Time Matters is not supported over a WAN (Wide Area Network). Connecting to the Time Matters database over a WAN or VPN may result in serious latency or inoperable software. Wireless networks are not supported. Our software is designed to operate on a Local Area Network (LAN). Servers must reside on the same physical network unless supported remote access technologies are used.
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LexisNexis provides limited support for virtual machines and servers. Remote technology requires complex technical resources to install and configure. If you are having difficulties with the setup you need to contact a Certified Partner.


#3 sflatechguy

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 09:19 AM

One way around this might be to connect to the cloud service over a permanent VPN, so it appears the cloud servers are on your local area network. However, this is probably more trouble and expense that it would be worth to try to run that in the cloud.

 

Have you considered setting up a server as a virtual machine on an existing computer and installing the application there? I don't know enough about your current environment, but you could install something simple like VirtualBox to run the VM on an existing computer. Depending on what version of Windows you are using, you could also use Hyper-V to create and run the VM.



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 12:23 AM

You don't necessarily need a "server" it largely depends on the number of users and your database size (according to the support site) . You do need a dedicated host with at least Windows 10 Professional and Microsoft Sql server. You could use a pc with an Intel i7, 16gb of ram, and a solid state hdd. What are your concerns with a "dedicated server"?

Edited by Sneakycyber, 07 March 2017 - 12:23 AM.

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