ColdFusion MX 7 hosting, for free?

  • November 12, 2006
  • James Skemp
  • software

A couple of years ago, it was possible, it seems, to get free ColdFusion hosting. Of course, you had to show some advertising, I'm sure, but nonetheless ...

A short while ago, say a year, I found out about CFDeveloper which offers ColdFusion hosting for both a recurring charge, as well as one flat, and low, fee.

The one-time charge will give you 10 MB of disk space, and 500 MB of bandwidth, with one Access database available.

(Sorry, no MySQL databases with this account, as silly as that may seem. I suppose having an Access database means less upkeep, since MySQL is updated on a much more regular basis.)

I setup an account and you can see my site (currently without projects) at http://www.strivinglife.cfdeveloper.co.uk/. Less than $5, for ever (so long as I keep active every 30 days), and I have a free account, that only requires the one advertisement (which I can place where I want, so it seems).

While this will not take the place of a real host, it's a great way to get a free, live, development server, so you can test your own code on another box, or share code with others.

Know of another host that charges a small fee for setting up a development server? Let me know by posting a comment below.