Allaire ColdFusion is a popular web applications development tool. ColdFusion uses a tag-based, server scripting language that is ideal for programming Web applications. Processed entirely on the server, the ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML) cleanly integrates with HTML for user interface and XML for data exchange. Both open and extendible, CFML supports more than 70 server-side tags, 200 functions, and 800 third-party components making it the most productive language available for creating advanced Web applications. In addition, ColdFusion supports Java and C++, and fully integrates with object transaction middleware through COM, CORBA, or EJB.

NOTE: ColdFusion and Chili!Soft will not work on the same Virtual Private Server. Be sure to have only one or the other installed on any one Virtual Private Server.

ColdFusion is commonly used for the development of database-enabled web sites, and supports several databases including dBase/FoxPro, IBM DB2/6000, INFORMIX 7.x/9.x, Sybase 11, OpenIngres 1.x/2.x, Oracle, MS SQL, and MySQL. Though ColdFusion is capable of connecting to all these databases, MySQL is the only database, which can be run on your Virtual Private Server.

NOTE: CFX Custom Tags are not supported on the Virtual Private Server, unless they have been built elsewhere using Sun's C++ Compiler, version 5.0.

NOTE: Coldfusion is available on the VPS platform only. Due to licensing restrictions, ColdFusion cannot be installed on the MPS platform.


Do the following, depending on your Virtual Private Servers O/S.


For more help concerning Virtual Private Servers and ColdFusion, see the following.

More Information

ColdFusion information and documentation is available at the Allaire Web site.

For additional information, refer to the following sites and documents.

Please note: the information on this page applies to ITS web hosting plans. It may or may not apply to other environments. If you are looking for a feature described here, or better support from your hosting provider, please consider hosting your site with ITS!

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