Solved

index.cgi as default?

Posted on 2001-09-04
2
377 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
If I have no index.htm in my root directory but I have an index.cgi, will the system use the cgi file as a default, or will that cause a problem?
0
Comment
Question by:webmommy
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
bira earned 100 total points
ID: 6453362
Hi
When someone tries to open your personal WWW directory, the server looks (in order) for the files index.html, index.shtml,and finally index.cgi. (For the convenience of DOS users, the suffix .htm is also acceptable such as index.htm.) if you want a welcome page to be automatically displayed for curious web surfers, you'll give your index file one of these three names.

  See this URL

 http://expert.cc.purdue.edu

0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:jlevie
ID: 6455151
Presumably index.cgi isn't an HTML page. Whether the web server will use it by default, e.g, http://www.my-site.tld, in the same way it would serve an index.html page depends on how the server is configured. To run a cgi from the root dir of the site the web server, for example Apache, will need to be told that cgi's are allowed to be executed from the root dir and that index.cgi is DirectoryIndex type. If, as is usual, cgi's are only allowed to be executed from a cgi-bin directory, then you'd have to use http://www.my-site.tld/cgi-bin. And of course the index.cgi would have to reside in the cgi-bin directory.
0

Featured Post

Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Attention: This article will no longer be maintained. If you have any questions, please feel free to mail me. jgh@FreeBSD.org Please see http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/freebsd-update-server/ for the updated article. It is avail…
Let's say you need to move the data of a file system from one partition to another. This generally involves dismounting the file system, backing it up to tapes, and restoring it to a new partition. You may also copy the file system from one place to…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
In a previous video, we went over how to export a DynamoDB table into Amazon S3.  In this video, we show how to load the export from S3 into a DynamoDB table.

624 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question