The news hitting the "Twitterverse" as I type this short blog post is that GoDaddy has just sent out emails to their ColdFusion hosting customers informing them that GoDaddy is going to discontinue ColdFusion hosting in 3 months.

"After careful consideration, we have decided to discontinue support for ColdFusion®. The product will officially remain available to Go Daddy customers for three months, until November 29, 2011. After that date, ColdFusion websites hosted by Go Daddy will not work.

We will not be removing customer content from the system -- your files will remain safely in our hosting datacenter. Because your current hosting account offers additional languages (PHP on Linux and Windows plans, and .NET on Windows plans), we hope you will find an alternative to your current ColdFusion implementation. Additionally, Deluxe and Ultimate plans offer Ruby, Perl and Python as language options.

Should you decide to move your files, please review the following help articles: Moving Directories Using the FTP File Manager and Using the File Manager to Move Files Between Directories.

If you have further questions or concerns, contact our customer service department at 480-505-8877.

Thanks for being a Go Daddy customer.

Bob Parsons
CEO and Founder
GoDaddy.com

No matter what your or my opinion(s) are of GoDaddy and their ColdFusion hosting business, the facts are people need to move to a new host fast.

There are other ColdFusion Hosting companies. Adobe has a page listing their ColdFusion Hosting Partners. These are the ones I know of off hand.

While working with CF Webtools, I have the opportunity to work with Edgeweb hosting a lot. These guys are awesome. They support, and I mean SUPPORT, their clients. I do recommend Edgeweb based on my experience with them.

Also, if you are looking for high quality ColdFusion programming and hosting I will shamelessly plug Mark Kruger, a.k.a. ColdFusion Muse, and his team at CF Webtools, which includes me. ;-)

this was an unsolicited message

Update: I removed one company due to the number of complaints I've heard.