Join Bill Weinman for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing the test.cgi script, part of CGI Essential Training.
As we've already discussed, you must have a server in order to run CGI.…CGI will not run just in your web browser. It needs a server.…So, the first thing we need to do is to learn to install a CGI application on your server.…The problem is I don't know what the requirements are for your server.…They vary from server to server, sometimes significantly.…The good news is most modern servers are already set up to run CGI, so it…should be very simple.…What we have here is a test script and the purpose of this test script is to…learn how to install CGI on your server.…
So, what you're going to do is you're going to upload the script to your server,…depending on which type of server you have.…You may need to adjust some permissions and hopefully at that it will just run…and you can move on.…If it doesn't then you're going to need to consult the documentation for your…server or you might need to talk to the technical support people or your server…administrator and find out what is necessary to run a CGI script on that server.…
- Understanding the server requirements for CGI
- Installing CGI scripts on Unix and Windows servers
- Coding form elements into an HTML page
- Keeping context with hidden fields on a web form
- Learning best practices for creating CGI content