Where can I get a CGI script?

You can write a script for yourself, if you know a high level programming language (Knowledge of C and UNIX is good). As I said before you can write CGIs using a Perl, C/C++ or Visual Basic but writing a CGI script needs in-depth knowledge of shell script concepts in UNIX (or UNIX family of servers) and the internal constructs of the UNIX standard. You need a web server for running CGIs and Apache web server is a best choice for UNIX family of servers. For more details and for download visit Apache. Moreover, the script is allowing your visitor to interact with the web server, and hence you need to keep the security concerns in your mind. To handle that, the script has to be written and tested well. You should ensure that it obeys the security regulations, so that it doesn’t crash the system.

Should I have to write my own?

It is necessary to write a CGI script by yourself, since there are thousands of scripts available on the web. Most of them are free for nonprofits. Mostly they are available in compressed format. (.zip format for DOS and windows, .tar or .tar.gz or .tar.z formats for UNIX). When you find a good script on the web, all you need to do is to download, decompress and install it. After decompressing, you will have a set of files that can be installed on your server.

5. Where is my data Stored?
6. What kind of scripts do I need?
7. Selecting and evaluating a script!
8. Working with CGI templates
9. Start Installation now
10. Learn from Errors!
11. How can I help you?

Related Tutorials

What is CGI?

What is CGI?

“Common Gateway Interface”, CGI for short, is a specification, which allows web users to run programs from their computer. CGI isn’t a programming language in

Install CGI

Install CGI

Preperation for Installation Create a process check list befor starting instalation. This will be useful even for your future script installations. Read further to create

Installation Help

Installation Help

How can we help you? I believe you can easily figure out the problem if you know the error type and the steps you need