ClubWebHost.com CGI Tools Support


What CGI Programs come with my hosting?

What is the method for uploading .cgi files?

Which directory do I place my cgi files in?

What are the server paths?

Do you provide further CGI Support?


Which CGI Programs come with my hosted account?

As an added benefit to your ClubWebhost hosting experience we do include, at no additional charge, several CGI based programs including:
CGI Wrapper; Random HTML; Simply Guestbook; Advanced Guestbook; Visitor Counter; Clock; Countdown Timer; CGI email; Entropy Search and Entropy Banner.

There are a many more awesome added benefits and easy site building tools with ClubWebHost hosting. Visit our free add-ons page.

Which directory do I place my cgi files in?

You should upload your .cgi files to your cgi-bin directory.
* .cgi scripts will run anywhere within your public_html directory however .pl files MUST be placed within your cgi-bin in order for them to function correctly.

What is the method for uploading .cgi files?

You should upload your .cgi or .pl files with your ftp client in ASCII format. This is important as your files will not execute if you upload them in BINARY format. You should also set your permissions for each file as specified by the software vendor. Permissions are referred to as CHMOD ie (CHMOD 755) and can be set within the control panel or with your ftp client after you have uploaded your files to the server.

Please note that 'SUEXEC ' Is installed on our servers and so setting permissions to 777 is no longer possible for security reasons - Permissions should be set to 755.

What are the common server paths that I require?

The common server paths that we recieve requests for:

Perl version 5.x: /usr/bin/perl
Absolute path for your files/scripts: /home/username/public_html/
Sendmail: /usr/sbin/sendmail
Date: /bin/date
Java: /usr/bin/java
Whois: /usr/bin/whois
Python: /usr/bin/python

Do you provide further CGI Support?

Further CGI support can be obtained through ClubWebHost but this is a fee required service.
Support for your CGI can be obtained by contacting us and we'll provide a price quote for your project.