I'm wanting to learn the basics of scripting for use on my sites and client sites. I am doing ok with the basic stuff like getting through form code, etc... but only on the site side. I am not able to figure out what has to happen on the server side and what needs to go where. I am gathering there are some potential security problems, etc and that not all hosts will allow scripting. Fantastic.
I don't plan to even try to become an expert in any way, just want to be able to meet my client's needs as they arise. It would be great if they all hosted with small independent hosting services that had reliable and accessible tech support that I could work with, but they generally don't.:(
Can anyone answer some basics for me? Like.. what has to go on the server side (CGI-BIN I *think*) to handle form code? Is this a security issue? Do you generally need special permission to use form scripts?
A little basic help would be much appreciated. thanks