This is is the service that underpins the <CFHtmlToPdf> and <CFHtmlToPdfItem> tags.  By default, the PDF Service Manager runs on localhost.

The settings shown here are the default settings.

It is possible to add addition PDF Service Managers from this panel. The reasons you may need additional services include:

  • If this ColdFusion server is running on a non-Windows operating system which does not support PDF generation, in which case we could add a remote Windows server in this section.
  • For reasons of redundancy so if the local server fails we have a fallback.
  • For reasons of load-balancing so that no instance gets too overburdened at times of high traffic. The Weight setting determines which PDF Service Manager gets what level of traffic.