ColdFusion can be defined as a programming language. It is based on HTML (Hypertext markup language) and is used to write dynamic web pages. It can be said that ColdFusion hosting is all about databases. It is software which allows web interactivity with databases. It is brought to us by people at Macromedia, who are also makers of flash. With the help of this software, one can now update, query and chart databases from any new web browser. It is not free but it can be downloaded as a developer version so that you can check and experiment with this software before committing anything.
Using ColdFusion hosting is to create an application is as simple as creating a static website. You can introduce a wide range of functions that are not either available on static websites or traditional server applications. This application is simply a collection of pages which are similar to a static website. These pages in addition to HTML include ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML). This facility of CFML gives one the control about the behavior of your applications, puts together a wide range of server technologies and generates the content that is returned to the web browser without human intervention. Whenever a ColdFusion application is requested, ColdFusion application server automatically processes the request. Application server executes application logic which is based on the CFML on the page, interacts with the server technologies and then generates the page that is HTML page and returns to the browser.
ColdFusion web hosting has created more versatility for e-commerce sites. It enables to search site-specific databases or it can be said that it takes out information from other sources for our site. For example, one can obtain zip codes from the post office. It further facilitates a person by publishing something and then removing that publication automatically when the time is over, for example, your flight schedules. Moreover, it creates and manages business reports and mailing lists. It helps you in offering visitors to print content. Another good thing about this software is that it is available with the whole application. It can be easily used with IIS or Apache. Once you will be done; it will act as your test server. Moreover, it is very easy to learn. It is not different from HTML. It acts like a set of extension tags for HTML. In case you want to insert and code files more quickly then you must design your pages in Dreamweaver. It will give you more advantages in the interaction which Dreamweaver and ColdFusion have. You will be even able to use its built-in editor to edit the code. ColdFusion also integrates very well with Macromedia's product Flash.
One downfall of ColdFusion can be that as it runs on the Java framework, sometimes it becomes unreliable and slow.
Overall; like all other software and programming languages, ColdFusion has its own pros and cons. But if we talk in general ColdFusion web hosting has enabled a person to work.