Administering ColdFusion

Although you use the ColdFusion Administrator to perform most ColdFusion administration tasks, you can also manage databases, web server configurations, and Verity Search Server.

About the ColdFusion Administrator

The ColdFusion Administrator provides a browser-based interface for managing your ColdFusion environment. You can configure many settings to provide optimal levels of security and functionality. The available options are based on your edition of ColdFusion 9—Standard or Enterprise—as well as your configuration: server, multiserver, or J2EE. For more information on ColdFusion configurations, see Preparing to Install ColdFusion in Installing ColdFusion.

The default location for the ColdFusion Administrator login page is:


Where servername is the fully qualified domain name of your web server. Common values for servername are localhost or (each refers to the web server on the local computer).

If you are using the ColdFusion built-in web server, include the port number as part of the servername. The default port number for the server configuration is 8500; for example, http://servername:8500/CFIDE/administrator/index.cfm. The default port number for the multiserver configuration is 8300. If you are using the J2EE configuration, include the port number that the web server of the J2EE application server uses.

If you were using the built-in web server in a version earlier than ColdFusion MX 7 and upgraded to ColdFusion 8, the installer automatically finds an unused port for the built-in web server (typically 8501).

If your ColdFusion Administrator is on a remote computer, use the Domain Name Services (DNS) name or Internet Protocol (IP) address of the remote host.

To access the ColdFusion Administrator, enter the password specified when you installed ColdFusion.

Note: If you are running ColdFusion in a multihomed environment and have problems displaying the ColdFusion Administrator, see Web Server Management for configuration information.

For more information, see Using the ColdFusion Administrator.

About web server administration

ColdFusion applications require a web server to process ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML) pages. The server and multiserver configurations provide a built-in web server along with support for external web servers, such as Apache, IIS, and Sun ONE Web Server (formerly known as iPlanet).

For more information, see Web Server Management.

About Verity administration

ColdFusion includes Verity K2 Server search technology. Verity K2 Server is a high-performance search engine designed to process searches quickly in a high-performance, distributed system.

For more information, see Introducing Verity and Verity Tools.