What new functionality does Hosting Configuration 2.0 provide?
NOTE: The Hosting Configuration option is available only on Linux Shared Hosting accounts. Windows Shared Hosting accounts use a standard configuration, which does not require upgrading. Upgrading to Hosting Configuration 2.0 will disable access to "exec cmd" and "exec cgi".
Upgrading to the Hosting Configuration 2.0 results in the following benefits:
- Support for webformmailer.php
Hosting configuration 2.0 offers support for our latest form mailer, which has replaced gdform.php. For information, see Using PHP Form Mailers.
- Support for PHP 5
With PHP 5 support, you can program using the latest version of this server-side scripting language and take advantage of existing applications and add ons written in PHP 5.
- Support for Python 2.4
- Support for Ruby and Ruby on Rails
The scripting language Ruby is now supported, along with its application framework, Ruby on Rails. The new hosting configuration also incorporates FastCGI to maximize Ruby on Rails performance.
- Scripting Flexibility
CGI, Perl, or Python scripts no longer have to be uploaded to and run from the cgi directory. The new hosting configuration allows any file with a .cgi, .py, or .pl extension to be run from any folder within your website.
- Custom PHP 5 initialization files You can now customize your site by creating PHP initialization files in the root of your site to manage form, server, and environmental variables, server-side cookies, temporary directories, error display, and error logging.
The new hosting configuration has a dedicated administration interface from which you can manage and maintain cgi apps, library versions, Perl, and Ruby on Rails.
What are the risks of upgrading to Hosting Configuration 2.0?
I upgraded from hosting configuration 1.0 to 2.0. Do I have to change my scripting file extensions?
Upgrading Your Hosting Account to Hosting Configuration 2.0
How do I manage Hosting Configuration 2.0?
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