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[REBOL] Re: REBOL hosting

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 7-Nov-2003 8:02

Hi, Gabriele, That doesn't always work... Gabriele Santilli wrote:
> Unless the server is braindead (i.e. Windows ;-), you just put the > REBOL binary somewhere in your space (possibly out of the web > accessible area) and use the CGI extension for your scripts. > > However, having support from the techs is usually a good thing; > so, a hosting company that treats REBOL nicely is good news > anyway. >
The .cgi extension doesn't work unless the server is configured for it. Non-braindead web servers (e.g. Apache, Netscape, etc.) don't serve cgi scripts from user space unless specifically configured to do so. Some (many?) ISPs choose not to turn these options on, out of concern for one or more of the following: - security, - wanting to prevent unskilled programmers from writing code that consumes too much resource (e.g. cpu, ram, disk, etc.), - preventing their users from generating spam, - etc. For many of the same reasons, ISPs often do not allow (or charge more, or require special arramgment for) shell access. Assuming that the server is running A Real Operating System (e.g. Linux, Unix, et familia) one may need shell access to make a file executable, even if one can upload it to one's filespace. -jn-