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Does godaddy hosting include CGI support?

Having trouble with Perl

8:14 pm on Aug 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I recently signed up for server space with godaddy and would like to start learning some CGI though when trying to get some basic "Hello World" type Perl to work, no luck and their support staff has no idea what I am talking about. They kept me on hold 10 minutes to give me some non-answer about making sure I uploaded my files to the correct domain name. Is there something I am missing? One of the scripts in question run successfully on the server at work. I am beginning to wonder if their CGI functionality consists solely of a form mail script.
12:32 am on Aug 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If you want to learn perl, you'll need to run it on your local PC. Download ActivePerl and get yourself a book.

As for GODADDY, I just checked their site, their $3.95 account does not include CGI but their $9.95 package does.


12:20 am on Aug 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You'll tear your hair out trying to write / test /run Perl CGI on GoDaddy.

I setup one account there specifically to test Perl/CGI capability for a customer who had names registered there and wanted to "get into it cheap" --- it was 48 hours of loop-de-loop finger pointing blah blah non-support. They paid more for wasted time than a year of real hosting for those two days.


Find a host that speaks Perl.

There are hosts that offer online Perl / CGI script checking tools --- ways to debug your script to see why the server doesn't want to run it, (in those instances where it will run on the local machine but not on the server) -- it's nice to see error messages like- "Can't locate module ABC::Xyz"

(above could also be your problem) Does your script have any "USE" or "REQUIRE" statements that use or require a non standard Perl Modules?

for example-

USE Image::Sumthin;

- or -

REQUIRE Math::Somethin;