the CGI Centre you will find pre-installed CGI scripts for your
site. If you have some programming knowledge you might want to download
some of the third-party Perl scripts that are available from some
download sites. We have put some useful Links
here. If you install your own scripts
please refer to the CGI Scripts menu of our Hosting Support section for general script installation instructions
and server paths.
The following scripts are pre-installed and available from the
CGI Centre in your Control Panel:
The CGI Wrapper is a gateway program that allows users to run CGI
scripts without compromising the security of the web server. The
CGI Wrapper allows the scripts to run with the permissions of the
user who owns the script. It is configured to run user scripts which
are located in the /public_html/cgi-bin/ directory. You can enable
the CGI Wrapper by clicking on this feature.
Random HTML Generator:
The Random HTML Generator randomly generates text on your web page.
It picks a HTML string out of a list and inserts it in an SSI (Server
Side Includes) enabled web page. Your page needs to have a .shtml extension for this feature to work. To setup the Random HTML
Generator simply click on it and input the text that you wish to
have generated randomly.
The Guest Book is a simple guest book generator. To setup this feature
click on it and then copy and paste the code generated into your
This feature allows you to setup a counter, a clock, or a date box
for a page on your website. You need to generate the code for each
script that you want to use. To setup this feature select the radio
button for the specific script that you want to generate, select
options and click on Make HTML, then simply copy and paste
the code provided into your web page.
This utility will create a real time java clock for your site. Very
similar to the clock available inside the counter option. To setup
this feature select the options that you want and click Save
to generate the HTML code to insert into your pages.
This will create a countdown box that counts down to a specified
date. To setup the Countdown enter the date that you would like
to count down to and click on Make HTML to generate the HTML
code to insert into your pages.
CGI Email is a CGI program written in C for Unix. It takes the input
of a HTML form and converts it to an email format defined by the
author of the form. By doing this the resulting email messages are
easy to sort through. Using CGI Email requires more work than using
Forms to Email programs such as FormMail. However, users with no
programming experience can follow the simple step-by-step instructions
in the CGI Email user guide. To enable this feature, simply click
on it, you will then find instructions for setting it up.
FormMail Clone is a clone of Matt Wright's FormMail.cgi under a
less restrictive license. It should behave almost exactly as
however, with it you are not able to customize the script at all
and the output of your form results arrive in alphabetical order.
To enable the FormMail Clone just click on it. The path to use in
your forms is: http://yourdomain.com/cgi-sys/FormMail.cgi.
This is a simple search engine that will index the pages within
your domain. To setup the Entropy Search click on Setup Search
Engine and you will be provided with the HTML code that you
will need to insert in your pages where you want the search box
to appear. Once you have entered the code into your pages and have
uploaded them to your account, revisit this area and click on Rebuild
Search Index to complete the installation.
Entropy Banner is a simple random banner generator. You can use
Entropy Banner to display random banners on your web pages. To setup
this feature click on it, copy and paste the code into the pages
where you would like to show the banners. To add banners, click
on Add Banners. You can also modify the Rotation of the banners
by clicking on Modify Rotation.
NOTE: You must name your pages that contain the code for
your banner rotation with the extension .shtml in order for this
feature to work.