I would like to create a custom database application and place it on the web as a public-facing web app.
Obviously I could build something like an SQL database with a PHP front end. Filemaker is so much easier; but the pricing of Web Direct is outrageous even for a small group ($2700 a year for 5 concurrent connections) and impossibly priced for a public facing website. It is even price absurdly if I am using my own computer as the server.
Any idea why they price it this way?
Are there any alternatives that are realistically priced to use on a public facing website?