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Cgi-bin stands for "Common Interface Gateway", "bin" means binary.

Cgi-bin is not a language but the name of a script type. These scripts are usually written in Perl language.

Cgi-bin is a small software or script that webmasters install on the hosting server.
The script is an interface between the user and the hosting server.

Cgi-bin scripts are widely used on the Web.

Cgi-bin are used to:

  • Display and send a form
  • Subscribe to an electronic list or newsletter
  • Post a feedback or a message on the web site
  • Search a web site

Webmasters can download Cgi-bin scripts easily. Most of them are free.

Recommended CGI scripts web site: CGI Scripts.net

Web languages:
HTML - PHP - XML - ASP - dHTML - CSS - Javascript - CGI bin - Perl - Java - Flash

Webmaster-Now gives you some advices to create a web site:

1: What are your web site goals?

2: Navigation and architecture

3: Content is king

4: Graphics for a web site

5: Design a web site, use web languages

6: Web site functionalities

7: Authoring software to create a web site

8: Usability: 10 rules for an easy-to-use web site

9: Test the site before launching it

10: Launch the web site


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