Unix cgi scripts
Our UNIX servers have the capability to run CGI scripts written
in Perl. There are a number of free scripts which you can install
automatically using the CGI Scripts page, alternatively you can
use your own custom scripts.
Using Custom CGI Scripts
If you have a custom CGI script that you need use, simply upload
it using FTP to the 'cgi-bin' directory. All CGI scripts must be
placed in the cgi-bin directory and must have an extension of .cgi
or .pl. Ensure that your FTP program uploads the file in ASCII mode
and be sure to set the correct file permissions using the 'chmod'
command from within your FTP client.
The following parameters may be required when configuring CGI scripts
to run on our servers. If you require any more information regarding
the configuration of our servers please contact us.
|Path To Perl
|Path To Sendmail
|Path To PGP
|Path To Date
| Path To Your Webspace
||The path to the web space for an account is dependant on the
account username, for an account with the username 'joebloggs'
the path to it's web space would be:
'j' and 'o' being the first and second characters of the username
Note that the path to your home directory is different when
you call a CGI script from the SSL secure server.
All modules included in the standard perl distribution and DBI drivers
for mySQL are installed on our servers.
Debugging CGI Scripts
If you see a '500 Internal Server Error' page when you attempt to
run your CGI script, you have an error with your code or a misconfiguration.
The information in your site Error Log may help you solve the problem.
Technical Support On CGI Scripts
Please note that we cannot provide technical support on third party
CGI scripts, problems with a third party CGI script should be referred
to the script vendor.
Notes on CGI Scripts
Please note that chat/IRC, web proxy and mailing list scripts are
not allowed on our network under any circumstances. See our Acceptable
Use Policy for more information.