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Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started by Charlie Arehart, Raymond Camden, Ben Forta

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Checking Your Web Server

As explained in Chapter 1, “Introducing ColdFusion,” Web servers are separate software programs that enable two-way communication between your system and other Web servers. A great number of Web servers are available for a great number of operating systems. You must choose the Web server that is compatible with your operating system and ColdFusion.

ColdFusion is primarily used with Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Server) and Apache. In addition, an embedded Web server is also available, allowing you to do development without needing to install and configure a Web server.

  • Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS) is free and comes bundled with Windows. One of IIS’s principal advantages is its capability to use ...

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