Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Free Hosting for ColdFusion in the Cloud! *

* Disclaimer! You have to conform to Adobe Licensing!!!
You can run a dev instance in the cloud
Play fair with the licensing!

You can now upload a coldfusion.war file to the Jelastic Colud!

You do not need to use a cf clone anymore!

The only thing I did different is that I used DropBox as the location of a public URL to store the WAR file for the upload.

Here is their post!

I created the war file, uploaded it and have it running!

Just way the heck cool!

More to come!


AJ Mercer said...

As I understand it, developers can use ACF 9 for free for development, but you can not use it for the 'enterprise' for free.

Anonymous said...

You would still need to be in compliance with the licensing regardless of where you deploy.

Rich said...

I agree about playing fair with licensing requirements. I am using the free dev version form demonstration purposes only.

Sean Corfield said...

Whilst you can only use Adobe ColdFusion for free in development, you could of course upload either Railo or Open BlueDragon as WAR files for free for full production use on JElastic...

Richard Hughes said...

Hi Sean,

I have a post about Railo

I wanted to let the folks know that you can do it with Adobe ColdFusion also. :)

Sean Corfield said...

I was alerted by your (misleading) blog post title and wanted to make sure folks reading the comments about licensing understood that there are free CFML solutions in the cloud even tho' you clearly can't use Adobe ColdFusion "for free" in the cloud.

Glad to hear you've already covered Railo.

Rich said...

Sean, thanks for pointing that out, the title is misleading! :( I hate doing that! Free applied to the hosting portion, not the ColdFusion portion. What should the correct title be? Free hosting yes, Free Adobe CF no. -or- Free cloud hosting of Dev version of Adobe CF. I am trying to be intellectually honest & write a meaningful title.

Sean Corfield said...

I think part of the problem is that you've always been able to install coldfusion.war on any of the Java-based cloud services and several of them can be used for free - but WAR-based install (of ColdFusion) for anything but limited IP access development requires an Enterprise license (not just a Standard license, unless Adobe changed that recently?).

You say "You can now upload a coldfusion.war file..." but that's not new.

You say "You do not need to use a cf clone anymore" and that's neither new (nor true for free use beyond development).

So it's not just the title that's a problem. Sorry to push so hard on this but I think in your rush to blog something "cool" you've overlooked some important facts :)

The Jelastic blog has good instructions for installing ColdFusion so I'm not entirely sure what else can be added...?

Rich said...

Sean, you must be a programmer! Don't try to confuse me with the truth & facts!

Sean Corfield said...

LOL :)

I've also had the misfortune to have to go thru licensing audits when I worked at Adobe...

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