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Can I add my own CGI scripts?

Summary

Our Linux web servers have the capability to run CGI scripts in your own "cgi-bin" directory. Scripts may be written in Perl, Python and CGI languages.

This article applies to servers using our Legacy platform. CGI is not available for Rock accounts.

Using CGI Scripts

Here are some helpful tips to follow when installing scripts:

  • Upload to your cgi-bin directory to ensure proper file permission settings.
  • All scripts on our server must have permissions set to 755 (rwx-rx-rx). If you need help in changing script permissions, please see our article about setting file and user permissions.
  • Upload in ASCII transfer mode (and NOT BINARY mode)
  • The first line of each script must read: a) #!/usr/bin/perl (for Perl) b) #!/usr/bin/python (for Python)
  • Ensure the permissions are set to 755



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