ColdFusion software uses ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML), which is a tag-based language with a syntax that is similar to HTML and XML. Comparable to Microsoft’s ASP (Active Server Pages), JSP (JavaServer Pages), and PHP, it is designed to integrate with Java and.NET, as well as with other Adobe products, such as Adobe Flex Builder, Adobe Flash, and Adobe Dreamweaver.
Finding ColdFusion Web Hosting
ColdFusion comes in various versions, with 8 being current as of now. This means that one thing you need to check when seeking a ColdFusion web hosting plan is the version(s) that is/are available. With so many Apache Tomcat installations, it is important to know that they do not support ColdFusion, so while there may be some functionality, many features may not work as designed.
ColdFusion web hosting is available through some web hosts in a shared web hosting plan. It is therefore important for you to know that some of ColdFusion’s features were not designed for a shared hosting environment and are, therefore, not easily configured to a suitable configuration. If you choose a shared ColdFusion web hosting plan, it is imperative to have a good grasp of the limitations and security measures that need to be in place that will protect your scripts. Protection is done using a technology called “security sandboxes,” which limits each customer to files, folders, and scripts in his or her own directory. Alternatively, you may wish to rent a dedicated server with a more private ColdFusion set up.
One thing to consider when choosing ColdFusion web hosting is the list of web hosts that Adobe provides on its site. These hosting companies, says Adobe, are their “premier hosting partners” and the idea is that they are experts at providing hosting environments that serve ColdFusion developers. Adobe’s list includes ColdFusion web hosting from North America, Europe, and Asia. You can find the list here: adobe.com/products/coldfusion/hosting/