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Posts: 3
Country: USA

moving to a server

Right now I'm using a notebook and a mini-tower. My ACT is Premium, 2008. If I go to a server and want to access ACT on a remote basis do I have to switch to a different version of ACT?  Help please before I shoot my computer!

Nickel Elite Contributor
Posts: 508
Country: USA

Re: moving to a server

There are a few caveats with your version of ACT and new servers, but the simple answer is "no", your version of Premium will work for what you want it to do.  Again, however, if you post the specs for the server - mainly operating system and version - we can be more helpful...

Richard Brust
ACT! Certified Consultant
richard@rbrDataSolutions.com
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Posts: 3
Country: USA

Re: moving to a server

Thanks! As soon as I finish researching servers I'll repost that information. Can you suggest a server or company I should look at. We are a three person office with me being out traveling. We will use logmein as the remote software.
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: moving to a server

The main issue is the server operating system ... ACT! 2008 didn't support the current versions.
Silver Contributor
Posts: 1,813
Country: USA

Re: moving to a server

Just a thought before you go out and pay to purchase, install, support a server of your own. ACT has a Hosting Provider Program. 

 

http://www.act.com/Partners/Hosting-Providers/Directory

 

Here are different means of accessing your database remotely.

http://www.acttrainer.com/hosting/act-hosting-methods/

 

 

 

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Jon Klubnik| ActTrainer.com
(866)710 4228

ACT! Certified Consultant / ACT! Premier Trainer / ACT! Hosting Provider

New Member
Posts: 1
Country: USA

Re: moving to a server

Yes, we are searching for server host to place our upgraded ACT Premium 2011 onto.  Thought we found server option, but it was only Linux based (not allowing Window based product).  Please advise what server options are good for small 4 person company with laptops that move around to various locations.

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: moving to a server

Annie, For 4 people, you could get by with a Win7 machine (only needs a real server for 10+) ... or you could go with a hoted solution