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Coldfusion is a commercial product developed by Adobe Systems.



The name Coldfusion covers actually two things: Coldfusion is a technical markup language, CFML (Coldfusion Markup Language), similar to HTML, aimed to describe dynamic content and Coldfusion is also an Application Server, a software engine, able to interpret and execute the Coldfusion markup language.


Main features

  • Simplified database access
  • Client and server cache management
  • Client-side code generation, especially for form widgets and validation
  • Conversion from HTML to PDF and FlashPaper
  • Data retrieval from common enterprise systems such as Active Directory, LDAP, SMTP, POP, HTTP, FTP, Microsoft Exchange Server and common data formats such as RSS and Atom
  • File indexing and searching service based on Verity K2
  • GUI administration
  • Server, application, client, session, and request scopes
  • XML parsing, querying (XPath), validation and transformation (XSLT)
  • Server clustering
  • Task scheduling
  • Graphing and reporting
  • Simplified file manipulation including raster graphics (and CAPTCHA) and zip archives (introduction of video manipulation is planned in a future release)
  • Simplified web service implementation

Versions in use on EUROPA

  • ColdFusion 8 and 9



Guidelines and references

As (most of)  Europa is hosted by the Data Centre (DIGIT), guidelines for hosting Coldfusion applications at the Data Centre apply for Europa Coldfusion driven sub-sites.




Please consult SyslogRestricted area: This link points to internal pages and may not work if you are browsing as an external user. , the training information system, which gives you access to the training catalogue, the training map and allows you to introduce your application for a training course.


How to request a ColdFusion hosting ?

You have to fill up a form in Mirella as detailed on our page "Request a dynamic applicationRestricted area: This link points to internal pages and may not work if you are browsing as an external user.".