My CFMeetup Presentation - Installing Multiple Versions of ColdFusion
Posted on August 26, 2010 by Daria | Comments (1)
I just finished my first presentation for the Online ColdFusion Meetup! Here are my slides and a link to the recorded presentation:
Thank you so much for taking the time to present this. I downloaded the FLV of the Online Meetup recording and religiously went through it step by step on Saturday. It took me several hours to get the hang of it, but after a few rounds of practice things really started to click (no pun intended). The timing was impeccable too. I've always been a Mac user, and it was only a month ago that I got a co-worker of mine to put together and sell me a PC for development use. This made things a lot easier for me.
As far as technical issues go, I got fed up with Wampserver, removed it, and set up XAMPP instead. I just found its interface clunky and unreliable. The nice thing about XAMPP is that it bundles up the latest versions of Apache/MySQL/PHP, and it comes with an easy-to-use control panel. After I got that going, the multiple instances of ColdFusion went through smoothly. I gave up on setting up a CF7 instance, however, cause I'm running Windows 7-64 bit, and the installer won't even load. No huge loss there as I don't have any CF7-exclusive projects, and even if I did CF8 is close enough.
One thing that caught me by surprise is I don't have any of the default cfartgallery, et. al. databases. This may be because I unchecked the "ODBC" option when setting up both the root and child instances. I'll have to copy those files from my workstation at the office and try setting them up manually.
Another problem I ran into was when trying to connect the web sites up to Apache using the Web Server Configuration Utility. For some reason Apache would become unresponsive. I went through the steps outlined in the documentation. I'll have to try again to see what I'm maybe doing wrong. For the time being, it's actually kind of nice that each instance has its own separate web root. It may be best to keep it that way.
Keep up the good work! This was the most useful presentation I've seen so far.