# Does ColdFusion single server clustering using multiple instances provides any performance enhancement?

I have few doubts regarding Coldfusion clustering.

1. Is there any benefits of Creating multiple instances of a single ColdFusion server, Create a cluster by adding those instances and host the application on the cluster? Is there any performace benefits over directly use the default cfusion instance?

2. Lets say I have two machines each with CF enterprise edition installed. Now for load balancing there are two options, i. Use ColdFusion clustering, create a cluster by adding instances from the two servers(Using Register Remote Instances option), and host the application. ii. Use a separate hardware load balancer to distribute the traffic. Which option is good to use?

• Thanks adam for your reply, I got the answer of my first question. Still I did not get a clear idea about my second question. If I have two CF servers which option is good to implement, 1. Using ColdFusion clustering (By Registering Remote Instances) or 2. Use a hardware load balancer. – user3427540 Jun 16 '14 at 3:59