Today I study perl and cgi usage and concept and just want to ask some question after goolge serach some infomation at following link
Question-1) I know php , and I am able to run any php program in my Linux server by php command
and I also able to run my php at my IE broswer on XP just typing http://www.mysite.com/example.php
I just want to clarify. Because my hosting company already installed CGI program on my server so that
my users and I are able to run perl, php, c language on IE or any browsers through CGI program on my server THe CGI program is handling users(client-side) on browser's request through post and get request and execute
any script program in server such as php, perl, c..etc.
Question-2 CGI program is language program, what type of language is C or others? Could I take
a look of CGI program look like in editor ?
Question-3 Why I don't have cgi-bin directory at my linux server if I am able to run php script on my IE browser? Or it doesn't matter to have cgi-bin directory or not because it is not related to whether I have installed
CGI program or not, and cgi-bin is just directory to store related program or script ?
Quesiton-4, On my Cpanel I got one icon that is cgi center . Is the cgi center means there is a lot of
script program similar to php prgram that can run on any browser for users throught CGI program on server ?
Finally question), people say Perl is out-dated lanauge for web traffice application because today now
they are using php lanauge to replace perl. Is it right ? So I don't need to do starting study on Perl and
so I just need to concentrate on php that is already good enough ? but why I Awstat web stat software is
still using Perl ?