We are a local amature, radio theater group and would would
like to upgrade out WEB page to an RIA site. Flex/Flex Builder is
at the top of our list. However, our WEB hosting folks said they
don't support Flex because there is a hefty server licensing fee.
The docs seem to indicate that Flex is client side and does
not require anything special on the server.
Your hosting provider is behind the times. Flex 1x did
require a server process.
Flex 2+ does not require ANY server functionality, unless you
need to access backend data (of course you will, but this can be
.net, or Cold Fusion, or PHP, or Java or whatever.).
Flex 2+ compiles into a swf, usually residing within an
Object/Embed tag in an html wrapper file. Any web server can serve
Further, the Flex SDK, which includes the compiler and
framework, is completely free. Flex Builder, a development IDE does
cost money, but IMHO, it is worth it. MANY people do not use Flex