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What does CGI mean?
CGI (Common Gateway Interface) is the name for scripts that run on the host server. CGIs allow greater site interactivity and functionality. Some common CGI programs include counters and form-mail.

CGIs are most often written in Perl, but can be written in almost any language.

All our plans come with full CGI capabilities. DreamHost also offers pre-written ("canned") CGI scripts for use by all customers. Our "canned" scripts include counters and formmail.

Last updated: Mar 25, 2002.