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Can I use Perl or CGI?

If you would like to use CGI scripts (Perl or otherwise) in your website, you will need to know the following:

  1. Every CGI script needs to have the executable flags turned on. Most FTP programs will let you set these flags through a “Get Info” or “Properties” window. If you are a shell user, you can simple type:
    chmod a+x filename
  2. If your script ends in “.cgi”, you can place the script anywhere in your website.
  3. If your script does not end in “.cgi”, you must create a folder called “cgi-bin” at the root of your website folder. For example, if your website was “”, you would go into the “” folder and create the cgi-bin folder in there.