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1. How can people subscribe to my mailing list?
2. Do you have this perl module installed on your servers?
3. What's the difference between PHP-CGI and PHP as an Apache module?
4. PHP Security
5. How do I dump data into MySQL?
6. Extra Web Security
7. What is an internal server error, and why doesn't my CGI work?
8. Compiling your own custom PHP
9. Common values needed in CGIs.
10. Do I have to put my cgi scripts in a special cgi-bin directory? Where is it?
11. Can I run a phpbb forum (message board) on my site?
12. What kind of canned scripts do you have?
13. Do you support this PHP module or extension?
14. How do I add a new MySQL database?
15. FastCGI
16. How do I designate a host name for my MySQL database?
17. Using server side includes.
18. Do you support PHP? PHP3? PHP4? PHP5?
19. Do you support ASP?
20. What extension should my php files have?
21. Good resources for Perl CGI scripters.
22. How Do I Install Gallery 1.4?
23. How do I switch my PHP between running as a CGI and an Apache module?
24. Where is the perl interpreter?
25. Can you upgrade to python 2.1?
26. Which plans include access to a cgi-bin directory (full cgi access)?
27. What is your mod_perl policy?
28. How do I add users to my database?
29. Setting up a graphical counter on your web site.
30. A dictionary file like /usr/dict/words?
31. What is the path to my home directory?
32. How do the members post to the list?
33. How do I manage my mysql database?
34. How many people can be on my list?
35. How can I set it up so everyone who subscribes automatically gets a welcome message?
36. Can I make my index page a cgi or php script?
37. How do I delete a database?
38. How many conueries am I allowed per month?
39. Why do connections count so much towards conueries?
40. What does that "ratio" mean on the mysql usage page?
41. Can I get such and such installed on the server?
42. Where is sendmail?
43. What version of perl do you have for your customers?
44. How do I use images for my subscribe and unsubscribe submit buttons?
45. I get an error with File::Spec when using Movable Type!
46. Example of how to set up a counter
47. Do you support PEAR with your PHP?
48. Do you have netPBM installed?
49. Why can't I connect to local MySQL?
50. How do I change the number on my counter?

 
CGI, PHP & Databases Description
CGI stands for "Common Gateway Interface" which just means any web site that is automatically generated (as opposed to just being static) by the web server. A lot of times these CGI scripts use a database to create the web page.

Last updated: Apr 23, 2001.

Sub-Areas of CGI, PHP & Databases
Folder PHP Information / Default Values / Modules
Question FastCGI
FastCGI is a method of making cgi scripts faster by allowing them to remain running between web requests. A particular script must explicitly take advantage of FastCGI to benefit and a script that do... (more)
Folder 3rd Party Software
Folder Word Press    
Question Extra Web Security
The Extra Web Security option (you see it when adding a new domain or editing the web settings for an existing domain) enables the use of a special security module for your website. Many common ... (more)
Question What is your mod_perl policy?
We do not support mod_perl on our shared hosting plans. We do support mod_perl on our dedicated servers though! We're sorry about this. There are several problems with allowing mod_perl ... (more)
Question Can you upgrade to python 2.1?
All of our machines should now have (as of the time of writing) 2.1.x as default, as well as 2.2.x installed as python2.2 and 2.3.x as python2.3. machine# python2.3 -V Python 2.3.5 machine# ... (more)
Question What version of perl do you have for your customers?
Currently we have Perl version 5.6.1 installed on all our servers.
Question Do you have this perl module installed on your servers?
Most likely we do! Here is a list of perl modules we usually have installed by default on all of our shared hosting servers (although inconsistancies occasionally happen). You can test whether a per... (more)
Question Do I have to put my cgi scripts in a special cgi-bin directory? Where is it?
NO! If you have cgi access enabled, any script with a .cgi or .pl extension will be recognized by the server to be a cgi script and does NOT have to be in a special directory. You can put them in a ... (more)
Question Which plans include access to a cgi-bin directory (full cgi access)?
All our plans do! You don't need to put cgi scripts in any special directory on our servers, either.. just make sure the files have a .cgi, .pl, or .py extension (php scripts should have a .php, .php3... (more)
Question What is an internal server error, and why doesn't my CGI work?
I've set up a couple of CGI scripts that I call from one of my pages, but it always returns a message saying 'Internal Server Error'. It doesn't actually seem to do anything. What do I do? A CG... (more)
Question Can I make my index page a cgi or php script?
Yes. Simply name the file 'index.cgi'. You can also have a php script be your index page by naming it "index.php" or "index.phtml" or "index.php3" or "index.pcgi"! Just make sure that you don... (more)
Question Can I get such and such installed on the server?
As long as what you are installing does not use excessive resources, there should be no problem. Our support staff is very knowledgeable and will do their best to assist you if you have trouble instal... (more)
Question Good resources for Perl CGI scripters.
I understand that you recommend Perl for writing CGI scripts and 'web applications'. Where should I go to get started? Perl is by far the most common language used to write CGI scripts. A fairl... (more)
Question Common values needed in CGIs.
Many CGIs and Perl scripts require different utilities to function. For example, a guestbook may want the path to the Unix/Linux 'date' program, whereas another may want to know what the root of your ... (more)
Question Do you support ASP?
Currently we do not support ASP, as we run only Linux servers (Debian), and there still isn't good support for it. As a substitute, we suggest using PHP for your needs.
Folder Where is....?
Question A dictionary file like /usr/dict/words? Question What is the path to my home directory?
Question Where is the perl interpreter? Question Where is date?
Question Where is sendmail?    
Folder PHP
Folder Extra Info Question Turning off register_globals for a specific domain/directory
Question Do you support PEAR with your PHP? Question What's the difference between PHP-CGI and PHP as an Apache module?
Question How do I switch my PHP between running as a CGI and an Apache module? Question How Do I Install Gallery 1.4?
Question Do you have curl installed in your php? Question Compiling your own custom PHP
Question PHP Security Question Do you have netPBM installed?
Question Can I run a phpbb forum (message board) on my site? Question Do you support this PHP module or extension?
Question Do you support PHP? PHP3? PHP4? PHP5? Question What extension should my php files have?
Link PHP.NET    
Folder MySQL
Question Why can't I connect to local MySQL? Question How do I manage my mysql database?
Question How do I dump data into MySQL? Folder Conueries
Question How do I delete a database? Question How do I add users to my database?
Question How do I designate a host name for my MySQL database? Question How do I add a new MySQL database?
Folder Announcement Mailing List
Question How can people subscribe to my mailing list? Question How do I use images for my subscribe and unsubscribe submit buttons?
Question How do the members post to the list? Question How can I set it up so everyone who subscribes automatically gets a welcome message?
Question How many people can be on my list? Question How can I import a list from my old list to here?
Question What can I use this list for? Question Will my mailing list still work if I change my domain's MX record?
Question receiving bounced messages for your mailing list    
Folder Canned Scripts
Question Example of how to set up a counter Question How do I change the number on my counter?
Question What kind of canned scripts do you have? Question Setting up a graphical counter on your web site.
Folder Movable Type
Question I get an error with File::Spec when using Movable Type!    
Folder SSI: Server-Side Includes
Question Using server side includes.