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. 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. What is co-location?

A. Co-location (co-lo) is an advanced level of hosting service. The customer owns the server and leases space at the co-lo facility.

Category: Hosting Secondary Category: Colocation

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

Q. Where should I put my files?

A. The files go in the "public_html" or "www" directory. (The latter is an alias for the first, so both are really the same place.) Never delete this directory.

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