Supporting the cfml community since 1999

What is it? provides an easy entry into the world of CFML by providing (ALMOST) free ColdFusion hosting (aka free Lucee hosting) for developers. This ColdFusion developer hosting 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 the Lucee CFML engine 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



IMPORTANT NOTE: This service is for development only, so debugging and other development features are enabled by default. it is not suitable for production sites.

The £1 fee on the BASIC plan is for admin and security purposes to authenticate users and protect the service against abuse. There is no charge for the actual hosting.



  • choose your plan

  • Amount of spaceAmount of space
  • Bandwidth per monthBandwidth per month
  • MySql databasesMySql databases
  • MSSQL DatabasesMSSQL Databases
  • WebsitesWebsites
  • Domains/Sub-domainsDomains/Sub-domains
  • MongoDBMongoDB
  • Daily BackupsDaily Backups
  • Developer Basic

  • £1

    per year

  • Amount of space200MB
  • Bandwidth per month10GB
  • MySql databases1
  • MSSQL Databases1
  • Websites1
  • Domains/Sub-domains1
  • MongoDBno
  • Daily Backupsno
  • Developer Plus

  • £19.99

    per year

  • Amount of space1000MB
  • Bandwidth per month25GB
  • MySql databases20
  • MSSQL Databases20
  • Websites20
  • Domains/Sub-domains20
  • MongoDBno
  • Daily Backupsno

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