I came across a web hosting company that not only offers Railo 3.1 but has a free 60 day trial. So if you wanted to give Railo a whirl on something other than your own local machine, here is a simple way to do it. The free trial account comes with 100mb of space and 1GB of transfer, and a MySQL database so it seems pretty usable. You’ll have PHP and Ruby on Rails enabled in your account, too.

If you didn’t know, Railo has a separate Server administrator and one or more Web Administrators. This means Railo is ideally suited for CFML hosting since you get your very own administrator where you can setup datasources, mappings, etc.

The site is http://alurium.com

The Founder is Peter Amiri, here is his blog http://blog.amiri.net and on twitter: @peteramiri

Peter told me that you don’t need a credit card for the free trial, either.


  1. Mike says:

    You are the man!!!

  2. Russ says:

    You can now get free railo hosting from http://www.cfmldeveloper.com as well as ColdFusion9 if you want to compare/migrate.