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I am new to CGI, and I was wondering, what is a realitively cheap program that I can use to create CGI scripts? What do I save them as? (Ex. C++ is .cpp) Thanks
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Perl. Its free and can be downloaded from

http://www.activeware.com

Note however you can't run cgi scripts from your local pc by doing an 'open file' you must be running some server software. For windows NT this would be Personal Web Server from

http://www.microsoft.com

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Well, I am getting my own domain, that allows CGI. Does that consitute as server server software?
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That depends. If it is a virtual domain hosted by another company they they may, or may not, allow you to load your own cgi scripts. You must check with them if they allow this.

If it is a host maintained by yourself then anything goes.

Perl is probably the most common scripting language, because it is free and very powerful. This is especially so if the server is a Unix based machine. If it is NT based then there is a version of Perl for NT but many people on NT are using VBScript to write server side scripts. I don't know if this is free or not.

Will your server be Unix or NT?
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I'm using a WEIRD server that lets me host other people's pages, like Geocities. It says that I can use my own scripts. The server that I am using is a Virtural Hosting service and has two gifs on their index.html page that say powered by Apache and Powered by FreeBSD (Which are cousins of Unix)
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OK. Sounds like you are OK then.
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