Written by Ratliff J

Linkworth is a new tool for webmasters. Linkworth offers links for sale by other webmasters.

Text Link Advertising is takingrepparttar internet by storm right now and there is nothing to help a webmaster control and/or managerepparttar 131544 entire process. The idea of keeping up withrepparttar 131545 hundreds or thousands of text links or text link ads you have is mind boggling and we have developed a state ofrepparttar 131546 art meeting portal between webmasters who sell links and webmasters who buy links.

So, if you are wanting to increase traffic to your page, you can buy a one way link with a website of your choice. Linkworth has listedrepparttar 131547 websites by content type, so it is very easy to find a suitable website that you want to link with.

Adding CGI interactivity to your site for free

Written by Waqar Ahmed

Adding CGI interactivity for free

Knowing CGI's effectiveness is enough for a web designer to start dreaming of a interactive website. Consider a website with e-polls, Message Boards/Forums, site search, guest book, user registration and a field to enter your e-mail address to receive site updates etc. These are some of features one can add using CGI scripts.

But this is just a day dreaming how many of us know scripting languages pearl C etc used to write a CGI script. One may say at least we can download thousands of free scripts available on internet and not to forgetrepparttar many sites dedicated to free CGI scripts like Matt's Script archive, CGI resources and CGI scripts etc

I have many of these free scripts but who knowrepparttar 131543 alien language written when you open a .cgi file in notepad it usually gives you too much complex instructions about how you should install it properly and expected errors messages that may appear. Before all this you have to have a web space where you have access to cgi bin ( Perl language available on web server)

So if you have a web site on free server that usually do not provide cgi access you should search for another free server with a CGI access or you have to pay to some web hosting company that will give you access to cgi bin. But like me many of others would not be willing to spend money just to try how cgi scripts are installed. You may have stopped thinking of cgi driven interactive site. Still you have a option to use cgi scripts without spending a rupee and without shifting your site to a free server that gives CGI bin access (bombarded with ad links, banners and pop ups). You can use free remotely hosted scripts services.

Now lets see all three options to employ cgi interactivity.

1) Free CGI scripts on internet

2) Finding a host free or paid to install your CGI

3) Finding remotely hosted scripts free and paid to employ cgi interactivity.

Since free isrepparttar 131544 most favorable and easy method so it would be in general interest to discuss it in detail.

1) Net is flooded with free scripts if you don't know try these search terms "free cgi scripts" "free cgi directory" and "cgi (forum/poll etc whatever you need ) script".

These are some websites and directories about CGI free scripts.




2) Now you have scripts appropriate to your site needs second step is to find a web host and a bit of help on installingrepparttar 131545 script. lets just quickly look at free web hosting services with CGI access.

a) Tripod : Tripodrepparttar 131546 second largest after geocities provide cgi access free.

pros and cons

keep in mind their server are slow and buggy

Adds are bombarded as banner on every frame (yes every frame) in a page or a pop up ad with every page.

It also support front page extension and FP's built in FTP

If you have FP you can use FP's Guest book, Forum surely plus other

b) Net Firms

net firms is another site that provide cgi access.

pros and cons

There are no ads, yes its ad free free web host.

netfirms requires you to enter your credit card info to create your free account.

In addition they will charge you if you exceed your free web space limit.

There are some free hosts that do not offer cgi access instead they give  guest book, forums and counters etc with every account.

here you use script which is not written keeping your needs in mind this will not match with your web some times you can insert your header and footer. See if these scripts are your desired otherwise its better to use a different remotely hosted scripts. Some free web hosts and their add ons.


free host CGI  add on add type remarks
Geocities no cgi guest book, counter pop up  
free host department no cgi guest book, forum no adds  
Tripod available   pop up, banner  
freewebs no cgi      
0Catch no cgi   banner  
Net firms available   no adds  
ProHost available   banners  

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