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Support - CGI Scripts

1) Would I be able to execute custom CGI scripts on my virtual host system?

Yes. You can install almost any CGI scripts you can get your hands on. We provide access to the standard UNIX shell languages (awk, sed, etc), Perl 4 and Perl 5 libraries, as well as the gnu C/C++ compiler.

2) How do I access the Perl 5 libraries?

When using Perl 5 make sure that the first line of your Perl CGI has the following:


3) Password protected pages?

I am trying to place a members only pop-up password box and would like to know how to do this. Can you help?<'p>

The setup is done easily thru your administration control panel.

4) Do you supply shopping carts?

I need a shopping cart programs with which to do e-commerce?

Yes, there are free shopping carts available. The setup is done easily thru your administration control panel.

5) Where are the counters, search engines, form mail, and other scripts?

There are a number of programs that can be set up easily thru your administration control panel.

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These scripts are all free, as are most Unix scripts.

6) How do I use Server Side Includes?

Use the #include directive to include files into your current html document. The "file=" or "virtual=" elements can both be used. For example, let's say you were trying to include doc1.html into doc2.html. Both documents exist in a directory called "docdir" in your main htdocs area.

Here is how to use either form of the #include server side include in doc2.html to include doc1.html in subdirectory "docdir" in your htdocs area.

<!--#include file="doc1.html" -->
<!--#include virtual="/docdir/doc1.html" -->

Notice that the "file" element is relative to the current document directory and the "virtual" element is relative to the the main htdocs directory.