Aug. 9, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Newtek Business Services, NASDAQ: NEWT,
The Small Business Authority
, announced the release of Adobe® ColdFusion® 10 web hosting plans as part of its growing suite of hosting products now powered by the company's high-performance cloud infrastructure. In addition, Newtek has engineered a custom environment specifically for ColdFusion, which significantly increases the reliability of the platform in shared-hosting environments.
"Due to the level of expertise and skill required to reliably support ColdFusion in a shared-hosting environment, some hosting providers have dropped their support for the popular software development platform," said President and CEO
. "Newtek, on the other hand, has doubled down on our commitment to ColdFusion and its development community. We understand the challenges of delivering the service to a multi-tenant computing environment, and as a result of our extensive experience, we were able to go back to the drawing board with Adobe's latest iteration, ColdFusion 10, and address the pain points in a completely new way. We are now able to offer a much more reliable solution for ColdFusion web sites and applications in a low-cost, shared-hosting environment."
Newtek's new cloud environment for ColdFusion provides redundancy using dual ColdFusion instances, which are load-balanced and have session replication going between them. This empowers Newtek system administrators to do a number of things that weren't possible before: it allows for graceful restarts on individual instances without having to bring down the service, and provides a better way to address "bad neighbors," who would otherwise, perhaps due to bad code, impact the performance of other tenants in the environment.
Newtek has been a longtime supporter of the ColdFusion platform and its development community, and has offered ColdFusion hosting plans for nearly a decade, starting with version 4.0.