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Do you allow me to host CGI Scripts in my hosting space? What is CGI?
Yes we do. Some Hosting Control Panels also come with preconfigured CGI scripts that can be installed directly from the Control Panel interface.

CGI is short for Common Gateway Interface. A CGI script will run programs on your web server that use the Common Gateway Interface, a method of sending form data from a web page to an external program for processing.

To use CGI scripts you must have CGI access, which Lounge Network provides. When looking for a website Host having CGI access is essential for extra website functionality. However if your website is hosted by the same ISP that you get your Internet access from, you may find that your ISP may not be too supportive of you using CGI scripts in your website. This is due to the hassle of setting it all up, and the potential security problems due to badly written CGI scripts. Also your ISP may charge you an extra fee to upload your CGI script. Usually CGI scripts are located in the cgi-bin subfolder, if you have a cgi-bin subfolder you more than likely do have CGI access.

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