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CGI Information and Resources
What's CGI and why would I want to use it?
2. How do I use Formmail?
3. Where should I put CGI scripts for my domain?
4. What version of Perl is installed? What is the path to Perl?
What's my "absolute" path for CGI?
5. What Perl modules are currently installed?
6. Where can I get other CGI scripts?
CGI stands for common gateway interface. It allows you to run certain functions
on your website, such as counters, guestbooks, discussion boards, etc. to make
your website more dynamic.
For complete instructions on using Formmail, please go to your your control
panel at http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel and choose the Formmail option.
All CGI scripts should be uploaded to the cgi-bin folder for your website. Be
sure to follow the instructions for the script you are uploading regarding setting
permissions on the files and folders you create, as they vary from script to
The current version of Perl installed is 5. Please use this path in your scripts:
The absolute path for CGI is /home/username/public_html/cgi-bin (the script
you choose may require the use of a trailing /, please check the installation
To check full list of perl modules installed in your server , please login to your hosting account control panel to check, if the required modules for your scripts are missing, please drop a note to our support helpdesk, and we will take care of it for you.
Other CGI scripts, documentation, and information are available at the following
Official Perl Site