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    cgi-bin location

    I'm designing a website for a friend of mine and he wants to have a HTML form on the site for any questions to be emailed to him. I thought of using a script in the cgi-bin folder to do this.

    The only problem is I don't know where the cgi-bin folder is, he is using NTL broadband.

    If anyone knows I could also do with finding out the location of my cgi-bin folder on BT Broadband.

    Thanks

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    Re: cgi-bin location

    You may have to enable it first using their web site settings etc.

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    Re: cgi-bin location

    Give BT a ring or the web hosting company and they should be able to tell you...

    I've used something called form2email once and it was very easy to setup, but couldnt tell you where to get it from. On my private webspace there is a folder called cgi and all the scripts are saved in there.

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    Re: cgi-bin location

    On most hosting platforms I have used the cgi-bin is at the same level as the public_html folder where the web pages are located.

    This gives some security from access via a browser.

    If your hosting deal includes PHP then there are loads of scripts around to send an e-mail from an HTML form.

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    Re: cgi-bin location

    If this is free hosting there might not be any provision for CGI or PHP (to prevent abuse).

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    Re: cgi-bin location

    Is there any other way for me to collect answers and get them emailed to me then if CGI doesn't work?

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    Re: cgi-bin location

    Theres plenty of free form to email programs that use html or php without CGI, do a search on www.hotscripts.com, thats where I got mine.

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    Re: cgi-bin location

    Thanks Scott

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