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Reinstalling the Default Scripts Directory on Linux Shared Hosting

This article only applies to Web & Classic Hosting. For more information, see What type of hosting account do I have?

Reinstalling the default directory updates your hosting account’s scripts directory with the latest versions of default scripts, including gdform.cgi (Deluxe Linux hosting), gdform.php, and webformmailer.php.

Linux Web Hosting accounts do not [...]

Specifying an Email Address for the CGI Form-Mailer

Posted: in CGI/FastCGI

This article only applies to Web & Classic Hosting. For more information, see What type of hosting account do I have?Customers using cPanel or Plesk can use Sending Form Mail with cPanel and Plesk Shared Hosting.
To use our CGI form-mailer, you must specify an email address where you want the [...]

Which programming languages do you support with CGI?

Posted: 11/3/14 in CGI/FastCGI

Our base CGI language support on Deluxe and Premium Linux shared hosting includes the following:

PERL (v 5.8.0)
PHP (v 4.3.11 & 5.1.2)
Python (v 2.3 & 2.4)

Applications written in a compiled language such as C++ are not supported unless the applications are compiled specifically to run under the Linux operating system.

Our shared [...]

What is FastCGI?

Posted: in CGI/FastCGI

FastCGI is an extension to CGI that efficiently manages CGI processes for better application performance. It is language-independent and exists between the application and Web server. FastCGI is supported for Perl on Linux-based hosting accounts.

To see if you have the correct type of hosting, see What type of [...]

What is the path to sendmail on my Linux hosting plan?

Posted: in CGI/FastCGI

The path to sendmail on our Linux hosting servers [...]

Where do I upload my CGI scripts and applications?

Posted: in CGI/FastCGI

Server-side scripts and executables can be uploaded to any directory on your site and are not restricted to run only in the cgi directory. These scripts and executables are any files with the following extensions: .cgi, .pl, and [...]

Using the CGI Form-Mailer

Posted: 12/3/13 in CGI/FastCGI

You can use the CGI form mailer depending on the type of hosting account you have. For more information, see What type of hosting account do I have?

Linux Deluxe and Unlimited Shared Hosting accounts can use the CGI form mailer.
Everything else cannot. For any other type [...]

What is CGI?

Posted: 11/7/12 in CGI/FastCGI

CGI stands for Common Gateway Interface. CGI extends the capabilities of a Web server so that your website can communicate with another script or application.
CGI programs are the most common way for Web servers to interact dynamically with users. Many HTML pages that contain forms, for example, use a CGI [...]

Does your CGI service support socket connections or socket modules?

Posted: in CGI/FastCGI

Our CGI service does not support the creation of socket connections or socket modules.
This prevents scripts and applications from creating real-time links to other servers (such as outgoing mail servers). This restriction is in place to inhibit spammers and protect bandwidth. Likewise, streaming media is not supported, nor are other [...]

Do you offer any pre-made CGI scripts that I can use on my hosting account?

Posted: 12/4/11 in CGI/FastCGI

Our Linux Shared Hosting accounts include CGI and come with a form-mailer script. This script accepts information from a form and sends you an email message with that information. To make use of this service a person needs to know how to construct a form using HTML.
For more information about [...]

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