Coldfusion MX Tuning

by Simon. Average Reading Time: almost 2 minutes.

For many ColdFusion developers, server setup, tuning, troubleshooting and configuration is one of the least understood areas of ColdFusion. Achieving the highest possible performance and scalability with a ColdFusion MX application is a complex combination of many different factors. Standard performance tuning guidelines in conjunction with the tips provided below should allow you to achieve maximum application performance and scalability.

Performance refers to the response time of requests to CFML pages and Components (CFCs), whilst scalability refers to how the performance results change when the load on the server increases.

Factors Affecting Performance

  • Hardware and software configuration
  • Database and other external system requests
  • Web server performance
  • CFML application



Brandon Purcell

Steven Erat

Peter Freitag



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