About the ColdFusion installation

ColdFusion provides a powerful and flexible installation and upgrade process. The ColdFusion installation process includes the following phases:

  1. Plan the installation by determining your installation, configuration, and upgrade options.

  2. Run the ColdFusion installer.

  3. (J2EE configuration only) Deploy and configure ColdFusion on your J2EE application server.

    The ColdFusion installation process supports the following scenarios:

    New installation
    Install ColdFusion on a computer with no earlier ColdFusion installation.

    Upgrade installation
    You can upgrade from ColdFusion 8 or ColdFusion 9. When upgrading, the installer preserves the existing settings and installs in a new directory, automatically assigning ports that do not conflict with the existing installation.

    You can install ColdFusion 10 in any of the following configurations:

    Server configuration
    Lets you install ColdFusion 10 with an embedded JEE server. This was formerly known as the stand-alone configuration. For enterprise and developer licenses, you can create and manage new ColdFusion instances. For information on installing the server configuration, see Installing the Server Configuration.
    Note: ColdFusion 10 does not offer a separate multi-server mode of installation.

    J2EE configuration (Enterprise Edition only)
    Lets you deploy ColdFusion 10 as a Java application running on a Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application server, using a third-party J2EE server, such as IBM WebSphere or Oracle WebLogic. When you use the J2EE configuration, you can deploy ColdFusion 10 multiple times on a single computer. For information on installing the J2EE configuration, see Installing the J2EE Configuration.