Creating a CGI Alias

To gain access to the ability to use CGI support within your sever you have to first create a CGI alias. What a CGI alias is really doing is specifying a CGI file extension and a CGI handler for it to use. A great example of this is Perl. When using Perl you would specify that all .cgi files are to be treated as executable Perl scripts.

How to add a CGI alias

  • Within your hosting control panel click on the square icon that says “Web Options”. (if your not sure how to log into your hosting control panel please visit here)Creating a CGI Alias-001
  • In the Web Options screen scroll down until you find the row “CGI” then you will select the “Add” icon.Creating a CGI Alias-002
  •  Within the new CGI Alias window you want to add your file extension to the the text box in the middle of the window.Creating a CGI Alias-004
  • After you have added your file extension click on the “submit” icon to save it to the server.Creating a CGI Alias-005
  • After you have clicked on the “Submit” icon make sure to click on “Apply” within the “Server Configuration” row for Linux servers.directory-index-image-005 After you have clicked on the “Apply” link the changes will take effect within 15 minutes on our Linux servers. If you are using a Windows server these changes will take effect immediately.

 

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