ColdFusion Hosting Explained

ColdFusion hosting allows you to use CFML (ColdFusion Markup Language) server-side scripting for creating dynamic web sites. Originally developed by Allaire, it is now distributed by Adobe Systems Inc.

ColdFusion was meant to be used with the Windows NT operating system, but users can also find support with Linux servers.

When describing ColdFusion hosting, its fans often choose words like “powerful” and “easy to use”. It’s based on the Java platform but is far less complex, and uses a tag-based syntax very similar to HTML and XML, making it easy to learn for anyone familiar with these languages. Users will need a strong understanding of relational database design principles.

Some of its speed and ease of use comes from fewer lines of code being needed with ColdFusion than with ASP or PHP. A plus for programmers using ColdFusion is the fact that the scripts don’t display their source code, so a programmer can sell their script without fear of piracy.

ColdFusion hosting gives you the ability to add time-sensitive content, such as an event calendar, that is programmed to be automatically removed. This ability, however calls for extra attention to security details.

ColdFusion does come with a hefty license fee. The cost will be worth it in the end, though, if you are comfortable with its language, need some of its unique tools, and are developing a website that will generate income.