Frequently Asked Questions:

CGI

1. What is a CGI progam:
2. Is it safe to run CGI programs in your server?

3. Where are CGI programs stored?
4. Do I have access to this cgi-bin subdirectory?

5. Can I still run CGI programs on your server?


1.What is a CGI progam:

A CGI (Common Gateway Interface) program is a program that is run on the server (our computer), not on the client's (your) computer. It is usually written in Perl, C, Java, Unix Shell, etc.CGI programs use more server resources than just HTML doucuments.

2.Is it safe to run CGI programs in your server?

It depends. A badly written CGI program could have severe consequences. For example, a program that calls another program and never terminates could have run indefinetely until the server crashes.

3.Where are CGI programs stored?

They are usually stored in a subdirectory called cgi-bin on the server.

4. Do I have access to this cgi-bin subdirectory?

At the moment we don't let users access their cgi-bin subdirectory for security reasons.

5. Can I still run CGI programs on your server?

Yes. We have a library of CGI programs that are available for our users for an extra fee. At the moment we have a counter, e-mail form and guestbook programs. Check our Pricing page for pricing and availability.