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Manage servers in ColdFusion Builder

  1. ColdFusion User Guide
  2. Introduction to ColdFusion
    1. About Adobe ColdFusion
    2. What's new in ColdFusion (2021 release)
    3. ColdFusion (2021 release) Release Notes
    4. Deprecated Features
    5. REST enhancements in ColdFusion (2018 release)
    6. Server Auto-Lockdown
    7. Asynchronous programming
    8. Docker images for ColdFusion
  3. Adobe ColdFusion (2021 release)
    1. Install ColdFusion- Zip Installer
    2. Install ColdFusion- GUI Installer
    3. ColdFusion Licensing and Activation
    4. ColdFusion Package Manager
    5. CFSetup configuration tool
    6. SAML in ColdFusion
    7. ColdFusion and Amazon S3
    8. ColdFusion and DynamoDB
    9. ColdFusion and Amazon SQS
    10. ColdFusion and Amazon SNS
    11. ColdFusion and MongoDB
    12. ColdFusion and Azure Blob
    13. ColdFusion and Azure Service Bus
    14. New and updated language enancements
    15. Multi-cloud storage services
    16. Multi-cloud RDS databases
    17. ColdFusion and Azure Cosmos DB
  4. Install ColdFusion
    1. ColdFusion server profiles
    2. Prepare to install ColdFusion
    3. Install the server configuration
    4. Install the JEE configuration
    5. Install ColdFusion Express
    6. Install integrated technologies
    7. Configure your system
    8. Troubleshoot installation issues
    9. Install ColdFusion silently
    10. Install Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release) hotfix
    11. ColdFusion (2018 release) - Install JEE configuration
  5. Use ColdFusion
    1. Command Line Interface (CLI)
    2. External session storage
    3. Generate Swagger documents
    4. Language enhancements
    5. NTLM support
    6. New and changed functions/tags in Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
    7. PDF enhancements
    8. Security enhancements in ColdFusion (2016 release)
  6. Performance Monitoring Toolset
    1. Auto-discovery of ColdFusion nodes and clusters
    2. Code profiler in ColdFusion Performance Monitoring Toolset
    3. Configure ColdFusion Performance Monitoring Toolset settings
    4. Install ColdFusion Performance Monitoring Toolset
    5. Overview of ColdFusion Performance Monitoring Toolset
    6. View cluster and node metrics
    7. View data source metrics
    8. View external services
    9. View incoming services
    10. View list of sites and busy connections
    11. View topology of sites
    12. Datastore Health Monitoring
    13. Performance Monitoring Toolset Update 1
    14. Secure Performance Monitoring Toolset with HTTPS/SSL
    15. Performance Monitoring Toolset deployment guide
  7. Use ColdFusion Builder
    1. About ColdFusion Builder
    2. System requirements | ColdFusion Builder
    3. Install ColdFusion Builder
    4. Edit code in ColdFusion Builder
    5. Manage servers in ColdFusion Builder
    6. Manage projects in ColdFusion Builder
    7. What’s new in Adobe ColdFusion Builder (2018 release)
    8. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) | Adobe ColdFusion Builder (2018 release)
    9. Debug applications in ColdFusion Builder
    10. ColdFusion Builder workbench
    11. ColdFusion Builder extensions
    12. Debugging Perspective in ColdFusion Builder
    13. Build mobile applications using ColdFusion Builder
    14. Bundled ColdFusion Server
    15. Debug mobile applications in ColdFusion Builder
    16. Use extensions in ColdFusion Builder
  8. Coldfusion API Manager
    1. Overview of Adobe ColdFusion API Manager
    2. Features in ColdFusion API Manager
    3. Get started with ColdFusion API Manager
    4. Install ColdFusion API Manager
    5. Authentication types
    6. Create and publish APIs
    7. Administrator
    8. Subscriber
    9. Throttling and rate limiting
    10. Notifications
    11. Connectors
    12. Set up cluster support
    13. Integrate ColdFusion and API Manager
    14. Metrics and Logging in API Manager
    15. Generate Swagger documents
    16. Configure SSL
    17. Known issues in this release
    18. Policies in ColdFusion API Manager
    19. Create a Redis cluster
    20. Multitenancy in API Manager
    21. Docker images for ColdFusion API Manager
  9. Configure and administer ColdFusion
    1. Administer ColdFusion
    2. Use the ColdFusion administrator
    3. Data Source Management for ColdFusion
    4. Connect to web servers
    5. Deploy ColdFusion applications
    6. Administer ColdFusion security
    7. Basic Troubleshooting and FAQs
    8. Work with Server Manager
    9. Use multiple server instances
    10. WebSocket Enhancements (ColdFusion 11)
    11. Security Enhancements (ColdFusion 11)
    12. Work with Server Monitor
    13. ColdFusion Administrator API Reference
  10. CFML Reference
    1. Introduction to CFML Reference
      1. New functions in ColdFusion (2018 release)
      2. New and changed functions/tags in Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
      3. Script supported tags and functions
      4. New and changed tags/functions in ColdFusion 11
    2. Reserved words and variables
      1. Reserved words and variables
      2. Reserved words
      3. Scope-specific built-in variables
      4. Custom tag variables
      5. ColdFusion tag-specific variables
      6. CGI environment (CGI Scope) variables
    3. ColdFusion tags
      1. ColdFusion tags
      2. Tags in ColdFusion 10
      3. Tag summary
      4. Tags by function
      5. Tag changes since ColdFusion 5
      6. Tags a-b
      7. Tags c
      8. Tags d-e
      9. Tags f
      10. Tags g-h
      11. Tags i
      12. Tags j-l
      13. Tags m-o
      14. Tags p-q
      15. Tags r-s
      16. Tags t
      17. Tags u-z
    4. ColdFusion functions
      1. ColdFusion functions
      2. New functions in ColdFusion 10
      3. ColdFusion functions by category
      4. Function changes since ColdFusion 5
      5. Functions a-b
      6. Functions c-d
      7. Functions e-g
      8. Functions h-im
      9. Functions in-k
      10. Functions l
      11. Functions m-r
      12. Functions s
      13. Functions t-z
      14. BooleanFormat
    5. Ajax JavaScript functions
      1. Ajax JavaScript functions
      2. Function summary Ajax
      3. ColdFusion.Ajax.submitForm
      4. ColdFusion.Autosuggest.getAutosuggestObject
      5. ColdFusion.Layout.enableSourceBind
      6. ColdFusion.MessageBox.getMessageBoxObject
      7. ColdFusion.ProgressBar.getProgressBarObject
      8. ColdFusion.MessageBox.isMessageBoxDefined
      9. JavaScriptFunctionsinColdFusion9Update1
    6. ColdFusion ActionScript functions
      1. ColdFusion ActionScript functions
      2. CF.http
      3. CF.query
    7. ColdFusion mobile functions
      1. ColdFusion Mobile Functions
      2. Accelerometer Functions
      3. Camera Functions
      4. Connection Functions
      5. Contact Functions
      6. Event Functions
      7. File System Functions
      8. Geolocation Functions
      9. Media and Capture Functions
      10. Notification Functions
      11. Splash Screen Functions
      12. Storage Functions
    8. Application.cfc reference
      1. Application.CFC reference
      2. Application variables
      3. Method summary
      4. onAbort
      5. onApplicationEnd
      6. onApplicationStart
      7. onMissingTemplate
      8. onCFCRequest
      9. onError
      10. onRequestEnd
      11. onRequest
      12. onRequestStart
      13. onServerStart
      14. onSessionEnd
      15. onSessionStart
    9. Script functions implemented as CFCs
      1. Script Functions Implemented as CFCs
      2. Accessing the functions
      3. Function summary
      4. ftp
      5. http
      6. mail
      7. pdf
      8. query
      9. Script functions implemented as CFCs in ColdFusion 9 Update 1
      10. storedproc
    10. ColdFusion Flash Form style reference
      1. Styles valid for all controls
      2. Styles for cfform
      3. Styles for cfformgroup with horizontal or vertical type attributes
      4. Styles for box-style cfformgroup elements
      5. Styles for cfformgroup with accordion type attribute
      6. Styles for cfformgroup with tabnavigator type attribute
      7. Styles for cfformitem with hrule or vrule type attributes
      8. Styles for cfinput with radio, checkbox, button, image, or submit type attributes
      9. Styles for cftextarea tag and cfinput with text, password, or hidden type attributes
      10. Styles for cfselect with size attribute value of 1
      11. Styles for cfselect with size attribute value greater than 1
      12. Styles for cfcalendar tag and cfinput with dateField type attribute
      13. Styles for the cfgrid tag
      14. Styles for the cftree tag
      15. ColdFusion Flash Form Style Reference
    11. ColdFusion event gateway reference
      1. ColdFusion Event Gateway reference
      2. addEvent
      3. CFEvent
      4. CFEventclass
      5. Constructor
      6. Gateway development interfaces and classes
      7. getStatus
      8. setCFCPath
      9. setCFCMethod
      10. getOriginatorID
      11. getLogger
      12. getBuddyList
      13. getBuddyInfo
      14. IM gateway message sending commands
      15. IM Gateway GatewayHelper class methods
      16. onIncomingMessage
      17. onIMServerMessage
      18. onBuddyStatus
      19. onAddBuddyResponse
      20. onAddBuddyRequest
      21. IM Gateway CFC incoming message methods
      22. IM gateway methods and commands
      23. CFML CFEvent structure
      24. warn
      25. info
      26. setOriginatorID
      27. data command
      28. submit Multi command
      29. submit command
      30. setGatewayType
      31. setGatewayID
      32. setData
      33. setCFCListeners
      34. outgoingMessage
      35. getStatusTimeStamp
      36. numberOfMessagesReceived
      37. numberOfMessagesSent
      38. removeBuddy
      39. removeDeny
      40. removePermit
      41. setNickName
      42. setPermitMode
      43. setStatus
      44. SMS Gateway CFEvent structure and commands
      45. SMS Gateway incoming message CFEvent structure
      46. getStatusAsString
      47. getProtocolName
      48. getPermitMode
      49. getPermitList
      50. getNickName
      51. getName
      52. getDenyList
      53. getCustomAwayMessage
      54. getQueueSize
      55. getMaxQueueSize
      56. getHelper
      57. getGatewayType
      58. getGatewayServices
      59. getGatewayID_1
      60. getGatewayID
      61. getData
      62. getCFCTimeout
      63. setCFCTimeout
      64. getCFCPath
      65. getCFCMethod
      66. GatewayServices class
      67. Gateway interface
      68. GatewayHelper interface
      69. addPermit
      70. addDeny
      71. addBuddy
      72. error
      73. debug
      74. Logger class
      75. stop
      76. start
      77. CFML event gateway SendGatewayMessage data parameter
      78. restart
      79. fatal
      80. SMS gateway message sending commands
    12. ColdFusion C++ CFX Reference
      1. C++ class overview
      2. Deprecated class methods
      3. CCFXException class
      4. CCFXQuery class
      5. CCFXRequest class
      6. CCFXStringSet class
      7. ColdFusion C++ CFX Reference
    13. ColdFusion Java CFX reference
      1. ColdFusion Java CFX reference
      2. Class libraries overview
      3. Custom tag interface
      4. Query interface
      5. Request interface
      6. Response interface
      7. Debugging classes reference
    14. WDDX JavaScript Objects
      1. WDDX JavaScript objects
      2. JavaScript object overview
      3. WddxRecordset object
      4. WddxSerializer object
  11. Develop ColdFusion applications
    1. Introducing ColdFusion
      1. Introducing ColdFusion
      2. About ColdFusion
      3. About Internet applications and web application servers
      4. About JEE and the ColdFusion architecture
    2. Changes in ColdFusion
      1. Changes in ColdFusion
      2. Replacement of JRun with Tomcat
      3. Security enhancements
      4. ColdFusion WebSocket
      5. Enhanced Java integration
      6. ColdFusion ORM search for indexing and search
      7. Solr enhancements
      8. Scheduler enhancements
      9. Integration with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
      10. RESTful Web Services in ColdFusion
      11. Lazy loading across client and server in ColdFusion
      12. Web service enhancements
      13. Displaying geolocation
      14. Client-side charting
      15. Caching enhancements
      16. Server update using ColdFusion Administrator
      17. Secure Profile for ColdFusion Administrator
    3. Introduction to application development
      1. Introduction to application development using ColdFusion
      2. Using the Developing ColdFusion Applications guide
      3. About Adobe ColdFusion documentation for Developers
    4. The CFML programming language
      1. The CFML programming language
      2. Elements of CFML
      3. ColdFusion variables
      4. Expressions and number signs
      5. Arrays and structures
      6. Extend ColdFusion pages with CFML scripting
      7. Regular expressions in functions
      8. ColdFusion language enhancements
      9. Built-in functions as first class citizen
      10. Data types- Developing guide
    5. Building blocks of ColdFusion applications
      1. Building blocks of ColdFusion applications
      2. Create ColdFusion elements
      3. Write and call user-defined functions
      4. Build and use ColdFusion Components
      5. Create and use custom CFML tags
      6. Build custom CFXAPI tags
      7. Use the member functions
      8. Object Oriented Programming in ColdFusion
    6. Develop CFML applications
      1. Develop CFML applications
      2. Design and optimize a ColdFusion application
      3. Handle errors
      4. Use persistent data and locking
      5. Use ColdFusion threads
      6. Secure applications
      7. Client-side CFML (for mobile development)
      8. Use the ColdFusion debugger
      9. Debugging and Troubleshooting Applications
      10. Develop globalized applications
      11. REST enhancements in ColdFusion
      12. Authentication through OAuth
      13. Social enhancements
    7. Develop mobile applications
      1. Mobile application development
      2. Build mobile applications
      3. Debug mobile applications
      4. Inspect mobile applications
      5. Package mobile applications
      6. Troubleshoot mobile applications
      7. Device detection
      8. Client-side CFML
      9. Mobile Templates
      10. Code samples to build a mobile application
    8. Access and use data
      1. Access and use data
      2. Introduction to Databases and SQL
      3. Access and retrieve data
      4. Update database
      5. Use Query of Queries
      6. Manage LDAP directories
      7. Solr search support
    9. ColdFusion ORM
      1. ColdFusion ORM
      2. Introducing ColdFusion ORM
      3. ORM architecture
      4. Configure ORM
      5. Define ORM mapping
      6. Work with objects
      7. ORM session management
      8. Transaction and concurrency
      9. Use HQL queries
      10. Autogenerate database schema
      11. Support for multiple data sources for ORM
      12. ColdFusion ORM search
    10. ColdFusion and HTML5
      1. ColdFusion and HTML 5
      2. Use ColdFusion Web Sockets
      3. Media Player enhancements
      4. Client-side charting
      5. Display geolocation data
    11. Flex and AIR integration in ColdFusion
      1. Flex and AIR integration in ColdFusion
      2. Use the Flash Remoting Service
      3. Use Flash Remoting Update
      4. Offline AIR application support
      5. Proxy ActionScript classes for ColdFusion services
      6. Use LiveCycle Data Services ES assembler
      7. Use server-side ActionScript
    12. Request and present information
      1. Request and present information
      2. Retrieve and format data
      3. Build dynamic forms with cfform tags
      4. Validate data
      5. Create forms in Flash
      6. Create skinnable XML forms
      7. Use Ajax data and development features
      8. Use Ajax User Interface components and features
    13. Office file interoperability
      1. Office file interoperability
      2. Using cfdocument
      3. Using cfpresentation
      4. Using cfspreadsheet
      5. Supported Office conversion formats
      6. SharePoint integration
    14. ColdFusion portlets
      1. ColdFusion portlets
      2. Run a ColdFusion portlet on a JBoss portal server
      3. Run a ColdFusion portlet on a WebSphere portal server
      4. Common methods used in portlet.cfc
      5. ColdFusion portlet components
      6. Support for JSR-286
    15. Work with documents, charts, and reports
      1. Work with documents, charts, and reports
      2. Manipulate PDF forms in ColdFusion
      3. Assemble PDF documents
      4. Create and manipulate ColdFusion images
      5. Create charts and graphs
      6. Create reports and documents for printing
      7. Create reports with Report Builder
      8. Create slide presentations
    16. Use web elements and external objects
      1. Use web elements and external objects
      2. Use XML and WDDX
      3. Use web services
      4. Use ColdFusion web services
      5. Integrate JEE and Java elements in CFML applications
      6. Use Microsoft .NET assemblies
      7. Integrate COM and CORBA objects in CFML applications
    17. Use external resources
      1. Send and receive e-mail
      2. Interact with Microsoft Exchange servers
      3. Interact with remote servers
      4. Manage files on the server
      5. Use event gateways
      6. Create custom event gateways
      7. Use the ColdFusion extensions for Eclipse
      8. Use the data services messaging event gateway
      9. Use the data management event gateway
      10. Use the FMS event gateway
      11. Use the instant messaging event gateways
      12. Use the SMS event gateway

 

The comprehensive Server Management feature of ColdFusion Builder lets you start, stop, and restart the ColdFusion server, and access the ColdFusion Administrator and Server Monitor from a single Servers view. For more information about the Servers view, see Using Servers View.

You add a server, and associate it with a project to debug or preview files in the project. You also associate a server with a project to install and run the extensions that are packaged with ColdFusion Builder. For more information about adding servers, see Adding ColdFusion servers.

Understanding web server terminology

Before you set up and manage your server, read through the following topics to understand web server terms and concepts that are used in the documentation.

For detailed information about web servers and configuring them for ColdFusion, see Web Server Management in the ColdFusion Administrator's Guide

Document root

The term Document Root refers to a file system directory, from where your web server serves web pages. The term can vary from server to server, but the same concepts apply to most web servers.

URL prefix

A URL prefix maps a local file system resource with a URL.

In ColdFusion Builder, you use a URL prefix to preview or debug projects outside your web root or document root.

You can specify a URL prefix while creating a server, or by editing settings for an existing server. For more information, see URL Prefix.

You can also specify a URL prefix to an existing project or folder. For more information, see Set URL Prefix.

Usage Scenario

You have a project called "Project1". Project1 is configured to server1, whose document root is at C:\server1\MyDocs and URL is  http://www.example1.com. Within Project1, you have a linked folder called " xyz ". The folder xyz points to the document root of server2, which is C:\server2\MyDocs and the URL to access it is http://www.example2.com. You want to preview all the files within the xyz linked folder in ColdFusion Builder.In this scenario, to preview files within the xyz linked folder, you create a URL prefix. You create a URL prefix by specifying the following details:

  • Absolute path: C:\server2\MyDocs\
  • URL to access the xyz folder: http://www.example2.com

Virtual host

The term Virtual Host refers to the method of hosting multiple websites (domain names) on a single web server. The multiple websites are differentiated by their apparent host names. For example, you can run websites www.example1.com, www.example2.com, and www.example3.com, on a single IP address.

In the ColdFusion Builder context, you can use a single ColdFusion server to run multiple websites that are configured as virtual hosts on an external web server like IIS or Apache.

For information on how to configure virtual hosts in the web server, see the web server- specific documentation.

When you associate a project with a virtual host, ColdFusion Builder functionality like, previewing, debugging, Content Assist, and building extensions, is extended to all the folders and subfolders within the project.

Virtual directory

The term _Virtual Directory _refers to a folder that is not physically contained in the document root although it is accessible through the server URL. To create a virtual directory, you specify an alias for the folder’s path in the URL. The alias name is used to access resources within the folder.

Suppose the document root for your website (www.example.com) is c:\xyz\docs, and the folder that provides contents to your website is at d:\abc\content. Then, you define an alias for this folder called content. You can then access the website using the URL: http://www.example.com/content/

Adding ColdFusion servers

You add a ColdFusion server to test projects or applications that you create in the ColdFusion Builder workspace. The ColdFusion server can be a development server for testing and running your applications before you deploy them on a production server. You can add a local or remote ColdFusion server.

Add a local server

In the Servers view, do one of the following:

  • Right-click and select Add Server.
  • Click .

Enter the following details in the ColdFusion Server Setup wizard:

General Settings

  • Server Name: ColdFusion server name.
  • Description: (optional) Description of the server.
  • Application Server: Select the drop-down list and select JRun or select Other to configure a non - Jrun server.

Note:

You cannot start, stop, or restart a non-JRun server within ColdFusion Builder.

  • Host Name: Name of the ColdFusion server host. For example, localhost or 127.0.0.1.
  • Select Is Local.

Other Settings

  • Webserver Port: Specify the port number of the ColdFusion server instance you are configuring. The default port number of the ColdFusion server is 8500.
  • Context root: (applicable only for JRun servers with JEE configuration) Enter the context root. The JEE environment supports multiple, isolated web applications running in a server instance. Hence, JEE web applications running  in  a server are each rooted at a unique base URL, called a context root (or context path).
  • Application Server Name: (applicable only for JRun servers with JEE configuration) Name of the JRun Server on which ColdFusion is deployed.
  • RDS User Name: (optional) If you are using RDS, specify the RDS user name.
  • RDS Password: (optional) Specify the RDS password.

Note:

You set the RDS password in the ColdFusion Administrator. Do not confuse the RDS password with the ColdFusion Administrator password, which is also managed through the ColdFusion Administrator.

  • Select Enable SSL to enable SSL support in ColdFusion Builder. Servers registered in the Server Manager can communicate using SSL.
  • Select Auto Start and Auto Stop to automatically start and stop the ColdFusion server every time you launch and exit ColdFusion Builder.

Click Next.

Local Server Settings

Select the Local Server Settings tab, and specify the following local server settings, as applicable.

  • Server Home: (applicable only for Server configuration deployments running on Windows) Browse and select the ColdFusion Server home directory. For example, C:\ColdFusion11\cfusion.
  • Document Root: Browse and select the web root location. If ColdFusion is configured with a web server, say IIS, then select the document root of the web server; for example, c:\inetpub\wwwroot.This setting is required for previewing, debugging, and CFC name resolution in ColdFusion Builder.
  • Version: (applicable only for Server configuration deployments running on Windows) Select the ColdFusion server version from the Version drop-down list.
  • Windows Service: (applicable only for Server configuration deployments running on Windows) The Windows Service option is available only for Server configuration deployments, and not JEE configuration deployments of ColdFusion. If you want to start and stop the ColdFusion server using the Windows Service, select Use Windows Service To Start/Stop Server.

URL Prefix

(optional)

Note:

You don’t necessarily have to specify a URL when creating a server. You can specify a URL prefix even after creating the server by editing the server settings in the Servers view. You can also specify a URL prefix to an existing project or folder; for more information, see Set URL Prefix.

Select the URL Prefix tab and enter the following details:

  1. Local Path: Browse to or enter the path to the local file system resource.

  2. URL prefix: Enter the URL prefix.

  3. Click Add.

Virtual Host Settings

(optional)

Note:

When you specify a virtual host or virtual directory in ColdFusion Builder, corresponding settings must be specified in the configured web server. ColdFusion Builder does not validate these settings. So, if the settings in the web server are different from what you specify in ColdFusion Builder, ColdFusion Builder does not give an error.

To configure a virtual host, select the Virtual Host Settings tab, and do the following:

  1. Click New and enter the following details in Virtual Host Settings section.

    a. Name: Specify a name for the virtual host. For example, vh1.

    Note:

    You can provide any name and not necessarily the name that you provide in the web server.

    b. Host Name: The virtual host name as specified in your IIS or Apache web server settings. For example, www.example1.comWhen you create a virtual host in ColdFusion Builder, the virtual host uses a naming convention server name-virtual host name. The Server drop-down list in Project  properties  displays the virtual host name using this naming convention. For example, if you created a virtual host named "vh1" in your ColdFusion server (localhost), the naming convention that ColdFusion Builder uses to identify the virtual host is "localhost-vh1".

    c. Port: The port assigned to the virtual host in the web server.

    d. Type: Select HTTP or HTTPS from the drop-down list.

    e. Document Root: Browse to or enter the home directory of the virtual host. For example, if your website www.example.com is mapped to the directory C:\abc on the Apache web server, enter C:\abc as the home directory.

  2. (optional) To create a virtual directory, click Virtual Directory, and enter the following details.

    a. Alias: Specify an alias for the folder path.

    b. Location: Browse to or enter the folder path to which you want to specify an alias.For example, if the document root of your website (www.example.com) is c:\abc, and you want to include images from a folder available on d:\xyz\images. Then, you can define an alias called "images" for the folder path "d:\xyz\images". To understand more about virtual directories, see Virtual directory.

    c. Click Add.

    d. Click OK to add the virtual directory to the Virtual Directory Settings table.

  3. Click Apply. The virtual host is added to the List Virtual Hosts table.

To modify the virtual host settings, select the virtual host from the List Virtual Hosts table, modify the settings, and click Update.

To understand more about virtual hosts, and its relevance in the ColdFusion Builder context, see Virtual host.

Install Extensions

Select Install Extensions to install the extensions that are packaged with ColdFusion Builder.

  1. Browse and select the ColdFusion web root location.

  2. Browse to a location within the web root to install the extension. The extension is installed in the Extensions directory within the selected location.

Click Finish to create the ColdFusion local server instance. For information on using these extensions, see Using Extensions.

Adding a bundled ColdFusion server

Add a remote server

Before you add a remote server in ColdFusion Builder, do the following tasks, if you plan to use the feature within ColdFusion Builder to start/stop the remote instance.

Run the Admin server instance in the remote ColdFusion server

Depending on your remote server version and configuration, do the necessary tasks.

Server remote server version 7.0.2, 8.0.1

  1. Unzip the file AdminServerComponents.zip to {CFHome}
    The following files are copied to {cfhome}/runtime/bin:
  • adminstart.bat
  • admin_jvm.config
  • adminstart.sh
    The Admin Server instance is copied to {cfhome}/runtime/servers
  1. Go to {cfhome}/runtime/bin and run adminstart.bat (for Windows) or adminstart.sh (for Mac OS)

Multi-server/JEE remote server version 7.0.2, 8.0.1

  1. In the AdminServerComponents.zip file, unzip the following files to JRun_Home/bin:
  • admin_jvm.config
  • adminstart.bat (for Windows) or adminstart.sh (for Mac OS)
  1. Go to JRun_Home/bin and run adminstart.bat (for Windows) or adminstart.sh (for Mac OS)

Server/Multiserver/JEE remote server version 9 and above

For ColdFusion 9 versions 9 and above, the Admin Server components are shipped by default and implemented if the Admin Server components are selected during installation.

  • For Server configuration, go to {cfhome}/runtime/bin and run the adminstart script file.
  • For multi-server configurations of ColdFusion 9 or earlier, go to JRun_Home/bin and run the  adminstart  script file.

Update security properties for the remote ColdFusion server

  1. Go to {CFHome}/runtime/lib/security.properties

  2. Update the values of jrun .subnet.restriction and jrun.trusted.hosts with the IP address of computer where ColdFusion Builder is installed. Alternatively, you can use the asterisk wildcard   as the IP address value, to allow the server to start and stop without any restriction.

Specify the remote server settings in ColdFusion Builder

In the Servers view, do one of the following:

  • Right-click and select Add Server.
  • Click  .

Enter the following details in the ColdFusion Server Setup wizard:

General Settings

  • Server Name: ColdFusion server name.
  • Description: (optional) Description of the server.
  • Application Server: Select the drop-down list and select CF+Tomcat Bundle (for CF 11 Server), or select JRun (for CF9 Server or earlier), or Other to configure another JEE server.

Note:

You cannot start, stop, or restart a JEE server within ColdFusion Builder.

  • Host Name: Name of the remote server host.
  • Select Is Remote.

Note:

When you enter a Host Name other than localhost or 127.0.0.1, Is Remote is automatically selected.

Other Settings

  • Webserver Port: Specify the port number of the ColdFusion server instance you are configuring. The default port number of the ColdFusion server is 8500.
  • Context root: (applicable only for JRun servers with JEE configuration) Enter the context root. The JEE environment supports multiple, isolated web applications running in a server instance. Hence, JEE web applications running  in  a server are each rooted at a unique base URL, called a context root (or context path).
  • Application Server Name: (applicable only for JRun servers with JEE configuration) Name of the JRun Server on which ColdFusion is deployed.
  • RDS User Name: (optional) If you are using RDS, specify the RDS user name.
  • RDS Password: (optional) Specify the RDS password.

Note:

You set the RDS password in the ColdFusion Administrator. Do not confuse the RDS password with the ColdFusion Administrator password, which is also managed through the ColdFusion Administrator.

  • Select Enable SSL to enable SSL support in ColdFusion Builder. Servers registered in the Server Manager can communicate using SSL.
  • Select Auto Start to automatically start the ColdFusion server every time you launch ColdFusion Builder.

Note:

Auto Stop is not available for remote servers.

Click Next.

Remote Server Settings

  1. Naming

    Port: Specify the naming port of the administrator server instance running
    on the remote server. By default, the naming port value is 2910.
    The naming port value is specified in {servers}/admin/SERVER-INF/jndi.properties. The
    port value of property java.naming.provider.url is the naming port/jndiport.

  2. User Name: Specify the  jmc  user name, which is listed in the  jrun -users. xml  file.

  3. Password: Specify the  jmc  password.

  4. Document Root: Browse and select the web root location. If ColdFusion is configured with a web server, say IIS, then select the document root of the web server; for example, c:\inetpub\wwwroot.

  5. Select the Mappings tab, and enter the following details. The mapping details are used for previewing and debugging files on the remote server.

    • Local path: Path that ColdFusion Builder uses to find projects or folders on the remote ColdFusion server.
    • Remote path: (optional if you specify the URL prefix) Path to the project on the remote ColdFusion server.
    • URL prefix: (optional if you specify the remote path) Enter the URL prefix. To understand more about a URL prefix, and in what scenarios you can use a URL prefix, see URL prefix.

    Note:

    You don’t necessarily have to specify a URL when creating a server. You can specify a URL prefix even after creating the server by editing the server settings in the Servers view. You can also specify a URL prefix to an existing project or folder; for more information, see Set URL Prefix.

    • Click Add to add this mapping.
  6. (optional) To configure a virtual host, select the Virtual Host Settings tab, and do as follows:

    Note:

    When you specify a virtual host or virtual directory in ColdFusion Builder, corresponding settings must be specified in the configured web server. ColdFusion Builder does not validate these settings. So, if the settings in the web server are different from what you specify in ColdFusion Builder, ColdFusion Builder does not give an error.

    • Click New and enter the following details in Virtual Host Settings section.

    a. Name: Specify a name for the virtual host. For example, vh1.

    Note:

    You can provide any name and not necessarily the name that you provide in the web server.

    b. Host Name: The virtual host name as specified in your IIS or Apache web server settings. For example, www.example1.comWhen you create a virtual host in ColdFusion Builder, the virtual host uses a naming convention server name-virtual host name. The Server drop-down list in Project properties displays the virtual host name using this naming convention. For example, if you create a virtual host named "vh1" in your ColdFusion server (localhost), the naming convention that ColdFusion Builder uses to identify the virtual host is "localhost-vh1".

    c. Port: The port assigned to the virtual host in the web server.

    d. Type: Select HTTP or HTTPS from the drop-down list.

    e. Document Root: Browse to or enter the home directory of the virtual host. For example, if your website www.example.com is mapped to the directory C:\abc on the Apache web server, enter C:\abc as the home directory.

    • (optional) To create a virtual directory, click Virtual Directory, and enter the following details.

    a. Alias: Specify an alias for the folder path.

    b. Location: Browse to or enter the folder path to which you want to specify an alias.For example, if the document root of your website (www.example.com) is c:\abc, and you want to include images from a folder available on d:\xyz\images. Then, you can define an alias called "images" for the folder path "d:\xyz\images". To understand more about virtual directories, see  Virtual  directory.

    c. Click Add.

    d. Click OK to add the virtual directory to the Virtual Directory Settings table.

    • Click Apply. The virtual host is added to the List Virtual Hosts table.

To modify the virtual host settings, select the virtual host from the List Virtual Hosts table, modify the settings, and click Update. To understand more about virtual hosts, and its relevance in the ColdFusion Builder context, see  Virtual  host.

Click Next.

Install Extensions

Select Install Extensions to install the extensions that are packaged with ColdFusion Builder.

  1. Browse and select the ColdFusion web root location.

  2. Browse and select the ColdFusion web root location on the remote ColdFusion server.

  3. Browse to a location within the web root to install the extensions. The extensions are installed in the Extensions directory within the selected location.

Click Finish to add the remote ColdFusion server instance. For information on using these extensions, see Using Extensions.If the remote server is connected successfully, then the server status in ColdFusion Builder is displayed as Running. If the remote server is not connected successfully, the server status is displayed as Unknown. For more details about the error, see Console view.----

Using Servers View

Use the Servers View to start, stop, and restart servers in ColdFusion Builder. You can also launch the ColdFusion Server Monitor and ColdFusion Server Administrator from the Servers View.

If the Servers View is not already displayed in the workbench, add the Servers View by selecting Window > Show View > Other. Then, in the Show View dialog box, select ColdFusion > Servers View.

Start, stop, restart, or delete a server

  1. Right-click the server in Server View.

  2. Select one of the following: Start Server, Stop Server, Restart Server, or Delete Server. Restart Server first stops and then starts the server.

Start ColdFusion Server Administrator

  1. Right-click in the Server View.

  2. Select Launch ColdFusion Administrator.

  3. Specify the username and password.

  4. Click OK to view ColdFusion Administrator.

Connect to remote systems

You can connect to remote systems, such as, ftp, ssh, sftp, and so on.

To connect to a remote system,

  1. Click Window > Show View > Other.

  2. Expand the group Remote Systems and click Remote Systems, as shown below:

    Remote systems
    Remote systems

    Click Open.

  3. On the tab Remote Systems, right-click Local, and click New > Connection.

  4. On the New Connection window, click FTP Only, if you want to connect to an FTP server, for example.

    New connection
    New connection

    Click Next.

  5. Enter the URL of the remote FTP location.

    Remote FTP connection
    Remote FTP connection

    Click Finish.

  6. In the Remote Systems tab, right-click the newly added FTP location and click Connect.

    Enter password
    Enter password

    To connect, click OK.

  7. The Console tab displays the status of the connection. You can also see that all folders in the location are granted necessary permissions.

    In the Remote Systems tab, you can see the list of files in the Files sub-directory.

Import RDS server settings

If you have an RDS server configured, you can import the RDS server settings directly and add your RDS server to the Servers view.

  1. Right-click in the Servers  view,  and select Add Server.

  2. Select Import Configuration From RDS Server, and select the RDS server that you want to add to the Server view from the drop-down list.

  3. Click OK.

  4. To modify the RDS settings, specify changes in the Modify ColdFusion Server Setup dialog box, and click Finish.

You can now associate the server with your project, and debug, preview, and test your project.

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