We need to purchase a Coldfusion 11 license shortly and looking to know if Coldfusion 11 Standard edition will be OK for what we are running:
We have 3 websites running on a single server with spec:
Windows 2008 Server R2 Enterprise 64-bit
Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 V2 @3.20Ghz
32 GB Ram
We are currently running Coldfusion 11 Trial (Enterprise) which expires soon.
Our 3 sites mostly use:
MySQL 5 Datasources
cflogin, cfloginuser, GetAuthUser, GetUserRoles, IsUserInAnyRole, IsUserLoggedIn etc. security functions
cfmail - need to be able to Log all E-mail messages sent by ColdFusion
Daily running of scheduled tasks
Excel Spreadsheet creation with cfcontent
we also need to be able to change settings in coldfusion administrator mainly:
(1) Default ScriptSrc Directory, Maximum size of post data (for large file uploads of 1gb) & Request Throttle Memory.
will 'Request Size Limits' ('Settings' section) be greyed out in Standard edition as well as 'Request Limits' ('Request Tuning' section)? or is it just the Request Tuning section?
(2) Memory Variables - need to be able to amend all options in this section.
(3) Mappings - need to be able to add mappings
(4) Java and JVM - need to be able to add Coldfusion class paths
Also, will the Web Server Configuration tool still work?
We don't need features such as ORM text search, Web sockets or Solr.
just need clarification though on the following which are unavailable in Standard Edition.
(1) Request limit management - what can i change/not change in coldfusion administrator? can i change Maximum size of post data for example?
(2) High-scalability email engine - how does this affect cfmail?
You can change the maximum size of post data in Standard Edition. Most of the throttles placed on Standard Edition relate to limiting processes to single-threads. So, for example, email will be single-threaded. This may not be an issue unless you send out mass-mailings - but even then, there are workarounds using 3rd party mail services with APIs.
I don't have CF11, but here is a screenshot from my CF10 Standard Edition server with regard to the Request Tuning.
Hopefully not too far off topic.
With regard to CF10 Standard Request Tuning screen shot. Does CF10\cfusion\lib\neo-runtime.xml have these details?
Regards, Carl M.
The setting is in there (it's <var name='requestLimit'><number>25.0</number></var>), although there appears to be a discrepancy between what I see in CF Administrator and in the XML file.
Interesting observation for CF10 Standard Request Tuning. Please note I recently observed similar with CF11 Standard and discussed details here:
Back more on topic. I expect CF11 Standard will support workload so long as each IIS site is compatible with CF mappings values. You may need to do some CF tomcat tuning to maintain performance. Perhaps CFmail will be a bottle neck.
we wouldn't be sending any more than 1k emails per day. i assume that would be OK in standard edition?
That shouldn't be a problem, especially if they are spread out throughout the day. It's more an issue if your are sending thousands or tens of thousands at one time.