Using Custom Scripts

Information about custom scripts — including PHP and Perl scripts — and how to use them.

What are custom scripts?

Custom scripts are programs that add interactive features to your Web site.

What types of scripts do you support?

We support scripts written in the Perl and PHP programming languages, as well as some "compiled" scripts created for the Linux operating system.

Installing and Configuring Custom Scripts

How to install and configure custom scripts.

Do I need to request that CGI scripts be enabled for my account?

CGI scripts are automatically enabled for all accounts. You can install and use CGI scripts at any time without prior permission (except for e-mail scripts).

How do I connect to a MySQL database?

Explains how to connect to MySQL databases from PHP and CGI scripts (and even from other computers, in some cases).

Can I use Microsoft ASP or .NET scripts?

We unfortunately do not support Microsoft ASP or .NET scripts.

How do I create a hit counter for my Web page?

We provide a hit counter script that you can add to your Web page.


We provide the FormMail script preinstalled for our customers, allowing you to collect information from your Web site visitors and have it sent to you by e-mail.

Should I use an unmoderated guestbook script?

We strongly recommend against using unmoderated guestbooks on your Web site.