WebNameHost--The Big FAQ

This searchable FAQ has a large number of questions and answers on domains, hosting, web sites, eMail and related topics. This material has been collected through many years of web experience. Some are common questions appearing in a similar form on many host sites. Many are unique to this database. Use the Contact Page to advise of corrections, additional questions or answers we have missed.

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Q. Can I run my own software on my site?

A. All plans allow running scripts in languages such as Perl or PHP. You can also run "cron" jobs which enable you to automatically execute programs or scripts at a specific time and date.

Category: CGI Secondary Category: Scripts


Q. Can I run Perl/CGI scripts outside the cgi-bin?

A. No, for security reasons all Perl and CGI scripts must be run from your cgi-bin folder.

Category: CGI Secondary Category: Perl


Q. Do I have full access to a CGI-BIN?

A. Yes. We supply the means to install and access some scripts, such as counters, a guestbook, clock, bulletin boards, etc. However, you can incorporate other legal scripts into your site as you wish, so long as you don't violate our use policies.

Category: CGI Secondary Category: Access


Q. Do you offer any ready to run cgi-scripts?

A. Yes, we offer several ready to run scripts with our hosting plans. These scripts include FormMail, Counters, Guestbook, and many others. Some are installed by cPanel, others by Fantastico. However, we only support the installation process, and customers have to take responsibility for suitability and for upgrades. Moreover, if we upgrade our software and this breaks a script you installed, you'll need to contact the script's maker, not us.

Category: CGI Secondary Category: scripts


Q. Do you support CGI/Perl scripts?

A. Yes, every site comes with its own CGI-BIN to allow you to run your own Perl scripts.

Category: CGI Secondary Category: Perl


Q. How do I run my own CGI programs?

A. Put your CGI programs in the cgi-bin directory. Make sure you upload them in ASCII mode. Change permissions to 755 for the script. Access them via http://www.yourdomain.com/cgi-bin/script-name

Category: CGI Secondary Category: Location


Q. How do I use FormMail?

A. FormMail-clone is clone of Matt Wright's FormMail.cgi under a less restrictive license. It should behave almost exactly as FormMail.cgi, but it is completely written from scratch so there might be a few minor visual differences. The FormMail CGI script is already configured on our server for your account. From your control panel click CGI Center and there you will find the location of FormMail.

Category: CGI Secondary Category: FormMail

e.g. For setting up the 'action' of your form http://yourdomain.com/cgi-sys/FormMail.cgi (if your domain ends with .net, .org, or .other then substitute the correct extension when setting up your form 'action'). The 'method' to select for your form is POST.

Notes: If you would like a handy tutorial on using FormMail go to http://www.scriptarchive.com/readme/formmail.html


Q. My counter, bbs, guestbook, etc isn't working.

A. These problems are generally due to incorrect permissions on either the directory, file(s) or cgi script(s) that are associated with them. Please don't change the permissions of your files or directories unless you have a specific reason for doing so.

Category: CGI Secondary Category: Error


Q. What file permissions do I need for my CGI script?

A. CGIs must be set with executable file permissions, or requests for the script from the web server will result in an Internal Server error. Scripts that need to be executable should have their permission set with chmod 755. This sets the file's permissions so that the file's owner may read, write, and execute the file; and anyone else can only read and execute it.

Category: CGI Secondary Category: Permissions


Q. What is CGI access?

A. CGI scripts (Common Gateway interface) are used to provide things like counters, form responses, guest books, and many other things. We provide full CGI access. Write your own scripts, install someone else's, or use one of our preinstalled CGI scripts.

Category: CGI

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Q. What type of CGI can be allowed?

A. You can use Perl or PHP scripts. We keep both languages updated to the latest stable versions.

Category: CGI Secondary Category: PHP


Q. Where do I put CGI scripts?

A. Put your cgi-bin scripts in the public_html subdirectory named "cgi-bin".

Category: CGI Secondary Category: Location



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