Custom CGI Scripts on the virtual server?
You can install any cgi scripts you can get your hands on and/or
create. You are given your own cgi-bin, that only you have access
to. We provide access to the standard UNIX shell languages (awk,
sed, etc), Perl 4 and Perl 5 libraries, as well as the gnu C/C++
What Perl versions do you support?
We currently support Perl 5_005.3 on our virtual servers. After
you have installed Perl 5 make sure that the first line of your
perl CGI has the following: #!/usr//bin/perl This will run the perl
Where is Sendmail?
Sendmail program is located at /usr/sbin/sendmail and /usr/lib/sendmail.
Where do I upload my html files to?
You will need to ftp your html files to the /home/[Your user name]/public_html
directory. For example if your username is gregor, than your web
directory would be: /home/gregor/public_html. Make sure you ftp
them in ASCII mode and not binary mode. ASCII mode is for text files
such as html documents, binary mode is for image.
How about long file names in unix?
Some of the file names that came set up with my server are too long
for me to download to use on my windows system. If I want to edit
or use these files on my system, how would I do it? With the old
Windows standard name, you will need to rename these files when
you download them to your pc. When you ftp them back to your Virtual
Server you can rename them to their original names.
Can I install redirection URL's?
Yes. You can have a page automatically forward browsers to another
page. For example, you want everyone that hits page "http://www.xyz.com"
to be forwarded automatically to "http://www.abc.com". You can do
this by using "Client Pull". On your old page you put in a tag to
"pull" the client through to the new page. This is the page you
should put on "http://www.xyz.com" to forward people automatically
to "http://www.abc.com": http://www.abc.com:
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="0;
URL=http://www.abc.com"> <title>We moved!<title>
<head> <body> Sorry! We have moved to <a href = "http://www.abc.com">http://www.abc.com<a>
How do I password-protect a directory?
Your control panel comes with a "webprotect" feature that will write
the .htacess files for you automatically, this is the easiest way
to perform that function. What you are trying to do is called "user
authentication". The best place to learn about user authentication
is from the source (NCSA). They have a very easy to understand tutorial
at the following URL: http://hoohoo.ncsa.uiuc.edu/docs/tutorials/user.html