Installing and Configuring Custom Scripts

This topic explains how to install and configure custom scripts.

How do I use PHP scripts?

You can use PHP scripts with our Web hosting service. This article explains how to install and configure PHP scripts.

How do I use Perl CGI scripts?

How to use Perl CGI scripts with our Web hosting service.

How do I use Ruby scripts?

We support the Ruby scripting language.

How do I use Python scripts?

How to use Python CGI scripts with our Web hosting service.

Troubleshooting Custom Scripts

How to troubleshoot script problems and get more assistance if you need it.

Are there any script policies I should be aware of?

Before using scripts, you should be aware of our script policies, particularly regarding scripts that send e-mail.

Do I need to put my scripts in a special location?

Depending on the type of script, it may need to be placed in a special location on the server.

How do I upload a precompiled script?

You can use precompiled programs with our Web hosting service, as long as they're compatible with our version of Linux.

How do I upload scripts using Microsoft FrontPage?

If you're using Front Page to publish a CGI script file, it should take care of most of the details (such as choosing the correct transfer mode) for you.

How do I send e-mail from PHP scripts?

Explains how to properly send mail from PHP scripts.

How do I send e-mail from CGI scripts?

Scripts that run on the server should use the Sendmail program to send e-mail.

What is the path to my Web (html) directory?

The path to your Web directory is based on your domain name.

What is the path to my cgi-bin directory?

The path to your cgi-bin directory is based on your domain name.

What is the path to my home directory?

Your home directory is a private directory that can only be accessed by your own scripts.

What is the path to the fonts directory?

Describes where font files are installed on our servers.

What permissions should I use for a script? Should I make files or directories world-writable (777)?

You don't need to create world-writable files or directories.

How do I create a Google Sitemaps file?

Explains how to create a "sitemaps" file to improve how search engines such as Google "crawl" your pages.

Can I let people upload files via a script on my Web site?

Explains how to create a Web page that can be used to upload files to your Web site and how to protect it from hackers.