General information on CGI scripts

CGI stands for Common Gateway Interface. The CGI programs run on the server and are usually used to process data received from a web form or to generate a web page with dynamic content. The CGI scripts may be written in a web programming language, such as Perl, Python, Ruby, and TCL.

On our servers, you can store your CGI scripts anywhere within your disk space. They do not need to be in a particular folder.

Be sure to include executable permissions for the script files. Permissions such as 775 and 755 will work fine. You can find more information on file permissions in the File and folder permissions section from our online documentation.