scripting languages are supported?
We support Perl, PHP and Python. You can also write
is the path to Perl?
What is the path to Python?
is the path to the sendmail program?
Please use sendmail carefully. Any script using it should
protect against attacks that could allow SPAMmers to
send email from our servers, including header injection
attacks, allowing a recipient to be specified etc. If
you don't know how to make your scripts that use sendmail
safe, you shouldn't use it. We will not hesitate to
delete insecure mail sending scripts.
can I run scripts?
theory you can run scripts in any folder. In the Web
Options in the control panel, you can create cgi-bin
folders, which will attempt to execute anything contained
in them. Alternatively, you can add certain file extensions
(e.g. .pl, .cgi) that will always execute no matter
where they are.
need a Perl module installed, will you install it for
we have a good reason for not installing a module, we
will usually be happy to install it for you. All common
modules are installed, including DBI.
kinds of scripts can I run?
of the usual web scripts tend to be OK - guestbooks,
counters, forums, shopping systems and so on. We will
not object to your script so long as it does not consume
excessive server resources, is secure and doesn't do
anything that is in breach of our terms and conditions.