ColdFusion Crash

Have a CF Emergency? Slow CF app or crashing server. We can help.

Slow ColdFusion Applications

Are your ColdFusion applications running slowly? Are visitors abandoning your site due to pages taking forever to load? High rates of site abandonment can result in lost revenue and affect your bottom line.

Slow applications can be caused by a variety of problems within the application code itself as well as how your servers are configured. TeraTech has a team of application specialists that can properly diagnose what is causing your application to slow down and develop a treatment plan to get you back up to speed.

Crashing ColdFusion Server

Is your ColdFusion server crashing? Taking down all your apps and causing your users and senior management to be upset.

Server crashes can be caused by a number of seemly unrelated issues in the CF server, Java Virtual Machine, SQL database and OS. TeraTech experts can diagnose what the root cause is and bring your applications back to full health

We do Load Testing and Performance Tuning to prevent future crashes. Helping you implement best practices, performance monitoring and determining hardware needs for the projected load. We can set up load balancing and clustering for high performance systems.

ColdFusion Common Problems and Issues

Preventing and diagnosing ColdFusion server crashes and slowdowns

  • Are your ColdFusion applications running slow or even crashing the server?
  • Are you concerned about what increasing load will do the reliability of your application?
  • Do you want to protect your organization's reputation for quality on the web?

Our CF experts are working very hard to keep your ColdFusion servers alive and performing to their full potential. And when your server is crashing or running slow their first step is to figure out what is going on and solve the problems fast so that your apps can be running reliably.

If your server is slow or sick we are working on how to:

  • continuously monitor and gather metrics on your production servers
  • diagnose server and application issues
  • keep servers alive with unattended monitoring

The next four steps in your CF server life:

  1. better server sizing business decisions
  2. improve application performance
  3. improve code quality
  4. measure exactly how your applications are performing over time


ColdFusion Database Tuning

Coldfusion Database issues are a very common cause for poor web application performance.

What is performance tuning in SQL?

Is your web application slowing down? Lucky you! Reduced speed is often the cost of popularity.

As demand for an application grows, its resources are taxed. The gears of the machine gum up and slow down. Alas, success has its downsides.

Most systems or networks have an ideal performance capacity, something akin to an “in shape” athlete playing at his or her highest level. Increased use and greater loads are weights strapped to that athlete’s legs and back. Performance tuning is the counter to those weights.

Most common ColdFusion performance tunning problems are:

  1. Inefficient schemas
  2. Missing or incorrect indexes
  3. Transaction strategy problems
  4. Poor caching strategy

Done properly, performance tuning can rejuvenate a slowing application.

Simple steps to optimize your ColdFusion database and its functions:

  1. Regular ColdFusion Maintenance
  2. Establishing good habits within your database
  3. Make sure your hardware is optimized, especially hard drives
  4. Preventative maintenance and nifty performance tuning together with testing the effectiveness of your performance tuning (Load testing)
  5. Load testing means simulating real-world usage and testing capacity.
  6. This can show your progress and uncover unseen inefficiencies

Get the Best Best ColdFusion Server Optimization

Perhaps one of the most enduring goals for you is optimal server uptime and performance. It is a daily challenge that needs to be addressed to make sure that your servers and applications run smoothly every time.

The key focus areas you should be aware of

  1. Planning

    TeraTech Experts aggressively enforce maintenance schedules and system configurations and double-check the work done, after which we coordinate your acquisitions and upgrades toward system availability and performance.

  2. We make sure you do your PMS

    Preventative maintenance is 100% easier and better than a full system repair. It’s just like changing the oil in your car. Better to do it now, than buy a new engine later.

  3. Take advantage of monitoring and management tools

    These tools were created to make your life easier. TeraTech experts are trained to use them to your advantage and to gain proper insight into what is causing your server to lag and track how the downtime is hurting your business’ bottom line.

  4. TeraTech helps you to increase your security

    This may seem like a no-brainer, but you would be surprised how many servers do not have adequate protection.


What we will do:

  • Resolve the memory problems, garbage collection issues and optimizing your CF servers’ performance. Including
    • Review slow code and SQL statements
    • Improve session variable use
    • Optimize web service calls
    • Implement better dependency injection of objects used
    • Tweak CF and JVM config setting for optimum performance
    • Any other issues affecting performance that only become apparent once the above are addressed, we will fix too.
    • Review code changes with your development team
  • Load testing the app on the staging server
    • Create realistic scripts for testing system load
    • Confirm that performance problem is resolved
    • Determine max load the cluster can handle

Every year we experience an influx of students. Obviously, in the fall semester, we find that our system takes has the biggest activity at that particular time than any other year. And that's compounded by the fact that we are also going through financial audit. So our auditors are hitting these massive financial reports and grinding their way through data at the time that students are coming in. And what we had noticed during this time is that ColdFusion the memory on the server was actually spiraling out of control. And so we would start out working really well but was as activity increased to the beginning of the semester, more and more that that memory that was allocated to cold server confusion was actually getting used up considerably, and it would actually reach to the point where it could not allocate any more memory. itself. And at that point, we had to actually kill the service. We didn't have to actually kill the server, we stopped the service, and which obviously interfered with what people were doing at the time. And so we knew we had to do something. Because we were working on a program that's actually going to bring in potentially thousands of more students. And it just wasn't going to do well for us if we hit that benchmark of students coming in, if we weren't prepared to handle them. So after researching, I was able to find terror attack to just some Google searches, just talking, I've met Kayla on LinkedIn. So I had that sort of connection with him. And so I was able to reach out and speak to them about how to fix this. And so I was able to contact him through LinkedIn and was able to get a response.

Anthony Moore
Director of Information Systems
Lindsey Wilson College
Columbia KY