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    Upgrading to Coldfusion8

    Has anyone upgraded there webserver from Coldfusion7 to Coldfusion8?

    Did you run into any issues with Coldfusion8?

    I'm considering getting a new server at my host, but since we host over 100 websites, how hard would it be for them to move all of my domains to the new server?

    I have a cheap hosting account where i have access to CF8. Loving it.

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    I've found coding to be generally backward compatible.

    The only issue you may have is the updated drivers that are used with CF8. I've heard of people having problems with the new mySQL drivers for example but personally I've not had any issues.

    Best practice would probably say that you should setup a separate instance of ColdFusion 8 and move each site across gradually and test them

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    We have alot of websites (over 100) -- how can u tell the website to use CF8 instead of CF7 without moving it from its current folder on the server?

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    i think your fresh out of luck on this one. i wouldnt know what to do =[

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    i think your fresh out of luck on this one. i wouldnt know what to do =[
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    Firstly can you tell me what setup you've got and what kind of server you're looking to get setup? Is it dedicated? How much control do you have?

    What version of ColdFusion 8 are you looking to run and in what "mode" - mutliserver, standalone etc.

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    ok the server is dedicated.

    Its a Windows Server 2003, IIS 6. Will probably just have to upgrade my current server to CF8. I probably don't have the option to switch servers. Just a little update there.

    I don't know what mode...My host will do the update.

    The latest version of Coldfusion (for Windows).

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    Cool that helps .

    ColdFusion default install (standalone) usually runs on the localhost on port 8500. Multiserver's CF default is port 8300 (with JRun on port 8000).

    If you can remote into the server and try http://localhostxxx/cfide/administrator/index.cfm you should get the CF Admin on one of those ports.

    The approach on migration would vary depending on your setup so let me know what you've got and we can take it from there. Saves me writing a heavy reply :-)

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    hmm, i can't get the cfadmin to run on any of those ports. I'm going follow up with the host. Will let you know.

    Thanks for you help on this...

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    sorry can't figure out what port it runs on...is there a way to find out through the control panel?


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