I have to install cold fusion. I know nothing at all about it. I was, in fact, surprised it was still being used.

Server is Centos5 with whm,

Apache 2.0.x

Can anyone point me in the direction even to get started? There is no open source version right?

  • Btw, product is called ColdFusion. – Sergii May 24 '10 at 11:00

Adobe provides great installation docs: for CF8 and for CF9 (dunno which version you're going to use).

There are OSS alternatives, in fact. My personal engine of choise is Railo (there's Apache HOWTO), also you may want to look at the OpenBD.

P.S. If this was a joke, it was not funny at all: I was, in fact, surprised it was still being used.

  • It's a reasonable comment. I've been surprised before as well. langpop.com – Warner May 24 '10 at 13:06
  • If you don't know about something, it doesn't mean it does not exist. CF has large and active community, and for years produces tons of enterprise and OSS projects. We just are not so loud on the interwebs as others. – Sergii May 24 '10 at 14:27
  • Thanks for your answer. Appreciated. As for the surprise, I still feel it's valid. – chiggsy May 24 '10 at 16:43

There is no Open Source version of the Adobe ColdFusion engine, so you'd have to license it. If you have a copy of the server, this Adobe guide here might help you get it configured (although that's for v5).

A quick google indicates that there might be a few Cold Fusion compatible open-source servers around.

  • Links for CF5 for newcomers, are you kidding? – Sergii May 24 '10 at 7:51

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