A few months back I was tasked with getting Railo to run on MediaTemple’s DV server. It was a success, but a bit hairy at points. I had to cobble together instructions from several other guides and wing it in places that they didn’t cover.
What follows is instructions to get Railo, and thus ColdFusion support, running on a server stack that doesn't support it out of the box.
A few notes:
To the best of my knowledge and testing, installing Railo will not interfere with the default Apache, MySQL, or PHP's ability to serve pages. Also I am posting these instructions in the event you want or have to put Railo on a DV server. If you’re just looking for solid Railo hosting, I suggest VivioTech.
Also, This guide assumes you have at least basic knowledge of VI or its sibling VIM. If not, head over here to get yourself acquainted.