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Monday, July 18, 2011

Moving my ColdFusion site to a new server

I've been swamped for the past few weeks moving, which is a ColdFusion site, to a new server.  I'd been with my previous provider for seven years.  Over the last couple of years they started having problems delivering things as promised, so I decided to make a switch.  I spent a lot of time looking around for the perfect provider.  Among the criteria:  Linux server (I'm not down on Windows, I just know Linux much better than Windows.), good support since I don't know CFML very well, full root access including both SSH and the ColdFusion administrator.  I tried several, but ultimately settled on Vivio Technologies, thanks to a recommendation by Ryan Stiles at the Nebraska ColdFusion Users Group.  Also, because I'm a small business person and expenses are an issue, I chose Railo instead of ColdFusion.  So far, I've been very happy with all of my decisions.  Railo has performed flawlessly (and it seems fast), Vivio was a great choice for hosting the site.  Their VPSs are easy to set up and use and their support up to this point has been amazing.  So far so good.  Now, my CFML journey has begun.


Rob Barthle said...

I have been with Vivio for a while now. The service has been great. I tried Railo and found it to be missing some things I use daily (RDS for example) so went back to CF9 for them.

Don R. Crawley said...

Good point, Rob. Since RDS is an Adobe proprietary product, it will never be a part of Railo. For my purposes, though, Railo seems to be working fine. It will be interesting to see how Railo works out over a period of time. Thanks for the comment.