Multiuser & Remote Connections

Connection Options

By default, SpeedBase connects to its built-in, file based database and does not require a server machine or installation of a server side software (with the exception of SQL server option). You may choose and go with any of the available connection options given below whichever works best for you.

Key Points to Remember

How to Setup Multiuser Connection within a Local Network

SpeedBase can connect to your database thru a shared folder on your local area network. Follow the steps given below to allow multiple users to connect to your database:
Tip: If you cannot see any entry in the "database name" selection box, you have probably selected the wrong folder as "data folder". Try selecting either the parent or the subfolder of the currently selected folder.
Tip: Practically, you will be able to connect to your database as long as you are able to browse to the shared data folder.

Testing the Connection

It is essential to make a test if the database is shared on all computers successfully. If the change is not visible try clicking the reload button on the current window.
If the change is still invisible, check connection settings to make sure that all computers are connected to the same database file on the same shared data folder.

How to Setup Multiuser Remote Connection using a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

There are a number of easy to use, easy to setup VPN products available on the internet. Once you setup the VPN software on both of your host and client machines, the VPN software will allow the user on client computer to browse shared folders of the host computer. You may then adjust connection settings on SpeedBase to connect via the shared folder.

In some cases you may need to adjust firewall settings on either machines to allow the VPN product to connect successfully. Consult the documentation of your VPN product or consider to get help from a network expert if needed.

Creating a File Share on Windows 7

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