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Environment used

Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS  GNOME 3.28.2   OS type 64bit


I assume here following:
1. the built in coldfusion server on default port is used. no other third party server like apache, etc
2. You know how to create/edit a file in text editor on linux
3. You have prior experience of installing programs in linux via command line.
4. You have no plan to purchase so, Installation type you choose is Developer Edition
5. Your pc have no other app or service using port 8500

Step 1: Download the ColdFusion_2018_WWEJ_linux64.bin from Adobe website.

Step 2: Execute ./ColdFusion_2018_WWEJ_linux64.bin in terminal window. It will launch a setup wizard which ask you to do following tasks

  • Accept the licence agreement
  • Select installation type Developer Edition
  • Select Server configuration
  • Select Developement profile
  • Select all sub components to install but say no to remotely access the services.
  • Press enter to install in default location /opt/coldfusion2018
  • Select Built-In Web Server option
  • Press enter for default port number i.e. 8500
  • Press enter for default host name i.e. localhost
  • Don't select open office and press next
  • Enter Administration password
  • Uncheck enable RDS
  • Select automatic updates
  • Press install


Step 3: After completion of install setup. Open terminal window and execute following:
        cd /opt/coldfusion2018/cfusion/bin
        sudo ./coldfusion start




Step 4: Open browser window and navigate to url http://127.0.0.1:8500/CFIDE/administrator/index.cfm After putting password you can manage coldfusion server settings


Step 5: Create a file index.cfm in  /opt/coldfusion2018/cfusion/wwwroot and add following lines

<CFSET MyWorld = 'Hello World'>
<CFOUTPUT>#MyWorld#</CFOUTPUT>


Step 6: Open browser window and navigate to url http://127.0.0.1:8500/index.cfm

You will see Hello World

This is your first web page in coldfusion.  For more info on coldfusion coding please look into the following videos

Ok Readers! Bye for now. More will come but please help me to keep me out of shackles of poverty. For this please pay a small amount of money of your choice on my payment page. I will keep putting articles here. --- Dheeraj





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