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Lucee is an open-source CFML engine and the successor of Railo. We proudly support Lucee in our environment, and more info about its background and usage is below.


The Lucee project was forked from Railo 4.2 in January 2015 and is owned by Lucee Association Switzerland. Though development on Railo has halted, Lucee will eventually inherit the enhancements planned for Railo 5. Currently Lucee operates the same as the latest available version of Railo, so you can migrate your Railo codebase to it without any surprises.

See these blogs for more info on the switch from Railo to Lucee:

Usage / Resources

For information about Lucee please reference the Lucee wiki. Specifically, the Lucee Cookbook has lots of good info about getting started.

If you're new to CFML in general, the following resources will help you get learn the basics:

How do I access my Lucee Web Administator page?

The preferred way to access your site's Lucee Web Administrator is by clicking the Web Administrator link within your control panel. Alternatively, you may access it by appending /lucee/admin/web.cfm to the end of your site's domain name or testing URL.

I'm redirected to another page on my site when accessing the Lucee Web Administrator

If your site uses rewrite rules to make your site's links search-engine-friendly, then you'll need to make a small adjustment to your rewrite rules. Add the following line to your site's .htacess file to allow your Lucee Web Administrator to load properly:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^.*/(lucee)($|/.*$) [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ - [NC,L]

That code will tell the rewrite engine to ignore requests that contain the word lucee. If your site already has a similar RewriteCond in its .htacess file (common with CF Wheels or ColdBox), then just add lucee to the list of URIs to bypass.

How do I create a datasource within Lucee?

You may create Lucee datasources (DSNs) either withing your site's Lucee Web Administrator or within the site's Application.cfc. More info on creating Lucee datasources is in this Lucee Cookbook entry: How to define a Datasource

How do I apply updates to Lucee?

On a VPS you would apply updates to Lucee through your Lucee Server Administrator. This can be accessed via the shortcut on your server's desktop (Windows), or by visiting http://ServerIP/lucee/admin/server.cfm. (replace ServerIP with your server's public IP address)

  • Once logged-in, click the Update link under Services.
  • If an update is available, it will be displayed under the Info section of that page.
  • To apply the update, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Execute Update button.
    • Once finished, you will be logged-out of the Lucee Server Administrator.
    • Once you log-in again, you should see the new version number listed.

If the update breaks part of your site, you can remove it from within the Services-->Update page as well. Just scroll to the bottom of that page and click the Remove Latest Patch button.

Troubleshooting Lucee Errors

Lucee Web Admin - The DNS for this domain is not pointed to this server

When accessing the Lucee Web Admin via the cPanel plugin, you receive this error:

   The DNS for this domain is not pointed to this server. Please check the DNS settings to make sure it is pointed to the correct IP. 

Wait for a moment then reload the page in your browser. This error happens when your Web Admin takes longer than expected to initialize, but reloading the page will allow the Lucee Web Admin to load as expected.