I recently purchased the Macromedia Studio MX package which includes ColdFusion MX. I specifically bought this package for Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash, as I am a freelance web developer. I build sites for people or businesses, however I leave all the web hosting account setup to the client.
I have been reading quite a bit on ColdFusion and what all it can do; specifically, I like the management of dynamic pages and deployment. However, I am still confused on the use of ColdFusion. As a ColdFusion user, would I have to actually have my own web server setup, providing the hosting service? In other words, is ColdFusion an application that belongs in a web hosting site, married with their web servers?
I guess I'm trying to tap into the capabilities of ColdFusion sitting in my home office, where I do not have my own web server. I am also trying to undestand how ColdFusion fits into the working picture, for a freelance guy like myself, and whether or not it is an application that can help me out. I hope this question makes sense. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks!