Lucee Features

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Platform Support

OS Support

Supported on any Java platform.

Installers provided for

  • Windows
  • OS X
  • Linux

WAR file & JAR file deployment versions also available.

Supported Servlet Containers

  • Any servlet container (e.g. Jetty, Tomcat, Glassfish, JBoss, Resin, etc)
  • Supplied with Tomcat (installed version) or Jetty (express version)

Supported Web Servers

  • Microsoft IIS
  • Apache HTTP server
  • Jetty

Supported Java Versions

  • Lucee 5.2 supports Java 7-9
  • Lucee 5.3 supports Java 8-10

Language Features

CFML Compatibility

  • Lucee 5.2 supports ColdFusion 2016
  • Lucee 5.3 supports ColdFusion 2018

OOP Features

  • interfaces
  • implicit accessors / mutators
  • implicit constructors
  • ORM (object-relational mapping)

Error Handling

  • Robust exception handling includings

    • try / catch
    • throwing
    • rethrowing
    • finally
    • catch-all error handling in code
    • site-wide error handling templates

Security Features

  • Support for NTLM
  • login, logout and role management


Server Features

Clustering & Failover

  • Included in all versions

Database Support

  • DB2
  • Firebird
  • H2 Database Engine
  • Hypersonic
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • ODBC (Access, etc.)
  • Oracle
  • JDBC
  • PostgreSQL
  • Sybase

Support for transactions, query caching, stored procedures, etc.

Virtual File Systems Supported

  • Local hard disk
  • RAM
  • HTTP
  • DB
  • FTP
  • SFTP
  • ZIP
  • TAR
  • Amazon AWS S3

Mail Protocols Supported

  • POP
  • SMTP
  • IMAP

Remote Comms Support

  • HTTP
  • FTP
  • SFTP Built-in GZIP support for HTTP responses

Encryption Features

Support for various encryption standards:

  • CFML specific algorithm
  • AES
  • DES
  • Triple DES

Encodings Available:

  • Base64
  • Hex
  • UU

Data Formats Support

  • XML
  • JSON
  • WDDX
  • RSS

Compression Algorithms Supported

  • ZIP
  • TAR
  • TGZ


  • Integrated debugging templates
    • Customisable output for different groups of users
    • Contents of debug output selectable
    • Determine unused query columns and unscoped variables
  • FusionDebug compatible

Benchmarking and Profiling Tools

  • FusionAnalytics compatible

Editor / IDE Support


Cache Types

  • Template cache
  • Partial template cache
  • Database query cache
  • Function cache
  • User caches

Supported User Caches

  • RamCache
  • EHCache Lite
  • EHCache
  • CouchDB
  • MongoDB
  • Memcached
  • Infinispan
  • Membase


  • Apache Lucene included


  • Scheduler available programatically or via administrator
  • Failed schedules monitored
  • Schedule logging

Deployment & Hosting Features


  • Lucee archives
  • Secure Lucee archive
  • Dockerfiles for Lucee Application Servers

Monitoring Support

  • SeeFusion
  • FusionReactor compatible

Supported Cloud Systems

(Beanstalk, Amazon EC2, Cloudbees, Jelastic etc.)

Charting, Document Creation & Other Media

  • Charting engine included
  • PDF creation included
  • Image creation & manipulation included
  • Video conversion & playback included

Extensibility Features

  • Java objects
  • web services
  • COM

Additional language extensions, frameworks, additional features, drivers, etc. available for automatic download and installation via the Extension Manager.

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