Web site features can range from the simple (email feedback form)
to the very complex (database integration system or a shopping
cart program). Cgi-bin files are programs commonly referred to
as scripts and are most commonly written in the language Perl,
and some will use C and C++ and the many Unix shell scripting
currently requires some existing knowledge and programming experience
to fully utilize the aspects of cgi-bin scripts, but that should
not prevent the average web page author from using existing scripts
or programs on their own sites.
times people will publish or advertise their own scripts for
public use. Many web developers find it convenient to take script
templates from all over the Web and make custom changes to scripts
suit their needs. This works well when someone has a fair amount
of experience in using Perl or has already worked with a certain
script. It becomes a problem unfortunately, when clients intend
to setup these scripts but don't have the experience to troubleshoot
the errors that may occur.
note: since we're focusing on charging you a low monthly hosting
rate, we cannot afford to provide the very costly resources necessary
to troubleshoot or check your cgi-bin scripts for free.
Hosting does offer the most popular of CGI scripts, a form mail
processing script that will process your forms and e-mail the
results to an address that you choose.