Verifying the Web Server

A Web server must already be installed and running in order to install and configure ColdFusion on a Windows system.

Note To verify that a Web server is running:
  1. Open a browser on your local system and enter the following URL:
  2. HTTP://

    If the Web server is running and properly configured, the default Web page appears in your browser.

    If a Web server is not properly configured, you will receive an error message.

  3. If you received an error, check Services in the Control Panel on a Windows NT machine or the Web server's utility on a Windows 95 or 98 machine to manage the Web server.
Note Note:If you are using a proxy server to access the Internet, you will need to configure your localhost ( to bypass it within your browser Internet options.

If errors persist, reinstall the Web server software and contact the Web server vendor before installing ColdFusion Express.