Supporting the cfml community since 1999

What is it? provides an easy entry into the world of CFML by providing (ALMOST) free ColdFusion hosting for developers. This service was setup back in 1999 by Russ Michaels as a resource for developers to learn and use CFML (aka ColdFusion)  without the hassle of having to setup a local development environment and with a live dev/staging URL that can be shared with peers and clients.

For those starting from scratch in the world of web development, getting a CFML development environment setup can be daunting and off-putting process if you do not have any prior technical skills, especially when things go wrong or if you do not have a suitably powerful PC to run a web server, database server, and the CFML engine.

What you get

  • developer web space
  • hosting control panel
  • free
  • access to your own Lucee web admin
  • MySQL, MSSQL, MongoDB
  • FTP access
  • malware scanning
  • daily backups

Please note that this service runs on Lucee as opposed to Adobe ColdFusion, which aside from being FREE and open source, has numerous other advantages such as improved speed and performance, a web admin allowing you to manage your own per site settings, and plugin extensions.

CFML Developer is a non-profit service maintained and supported by Russ Michaels. The hosting is provided through ZenMSP and the server is sponsored by




This service is for development only, so debugging and other development features are enabled by default.

it is not suitable for production sites.


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