Choosing The Wrong Server Will Literally Make Or Break You

Written by Rich Hamilton

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Rich Hamilton Author of: "Inside Internet Marketing" - help for all your web hosting needs.

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How to Install a CGI Script and Increase Web Site Interactivity

Written by Herman Drost

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(short note here->> )Thank you for your interest. We will respond shortly.

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8. Rename your cgi script - name your script something else besides formmail (ie, as this isrepparttar 134401 most common name people use. This will prevent spammers from harvesting your email address.

9. Create your html form (contactus.htm).

Contact Us< itle> </head> <body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000"> <form method="post" action=" cgi-bin/"> <input type=hidden name="recipient" value="siteowner"> <input type=hidden name="subject" value="Subscribe Me Please"> <input type=hidden name="required" value="fullname,email"> <input type=hidden name="redirect" value=" hankyou.htm"> Full Name<p><input type=text name="fullname"><p> Email Address<p><input type=text name="email"><p><p>Comments<p><textarea name="comments">< extarea><p><p> <input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Submit"> </form> </body> </html><p>10. Create a confirmation page (ie thankyou.htm) - this will automatically thank people for filling in your form. It can be a simple html page with<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 134402"> comments "Thank you for your interest. We will respond shortly".<p>Uploading<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 134403"> cgi script and html email form.<p>Use your favorite FTP program for uploading to your server (I use which you can download for free).<p>11. Set permissions to 755 - in SmartFTP right click on<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 134404"> script file you wish to upload, click on Properties/CHMOD and set<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 134405"> permissions to 755.<p>12. Upload<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 134406"> cgi script - there are two modes of uploading, ASCII and Binary. Upload<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 134407"> cgi script ( and any txt files in ASCII mode. Upload<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 134408"> script to<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 134409"> cgi-bin folder. If you don't follow this you will not be able to execute<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 134410"> script.<p>13. Upload<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 134411"> html form and any image files like .jpg or .gif in Binary mode.<p>14. Test your cgi script by filling out<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 134412"> html email form and submitting it. You should receive an immediate confirmation.<p>By adding interactivity to your web site using a cgi script, you can expand<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 134413"> functions of your web site and create a more interesting experience for your visitors. This will keep them coming back and help you stay ahead of your competitors.<p>Resources<p>Formmail script<p>Free CGI scripts <br><img src="images/ata.gif"><br> <p>Herman Drost is the Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) owner and author of Affordable Web Hosting Plans from $30/year Subscribe to his insightful “Marketing Tips” newsletter for more original articles. <br><br><br></font></td><!-- google_ad_section_end --></tr><tr><td>    <a class="mlink" href="Choosing_The_Wrong_Server_Will_Literally_Make_Or_Break_You-34397.htm"><</a>Back to Page 1</td></tr></table><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "pub-5766870852072819"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; google_ad_format = "728x90_as"; google_ad_channel ="8831454965"; google_color_border = "CFB9A1"; google_color_bg = "CFB9A1"; google_color_link = "000000"; google_color_url = "431B02"; google_color_text = "431B02"; //--></script> <script type="text/javascript" src=""> </script> </td> </tr> </table> <table width="770" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="48" align="center" background="images/bg_nav_bottm.jpg"><span class="style3"> © 2005<br> <a href="terms.html" rel="nofollow">Terms of Use</a></span></td> </tr> </table></td> </tr> </table> <script type="text/javascript"> var HASH_ESCAPED="%23"; function TrackIt(adUnit){ if (window.status) { var adDomain = escape(window.status.substring(6)); var pyPage = document.location.pathname; var params =; var hasAnchor = params.lastIndexOf(HASH_ESCAPED)!= -1; params = hasAnchor? 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