HostMonster Web Hosting Help

CGI Definition

Summary

CGI (Common Gateway Interface) is a standard method of extending web server functionality by executing programs or scripts on a Web server.

What is CGI?

CGI (Common Gateway Interface) is a standard method of extending web server functionality by executing programs or scripts on a Web server, in response to web browser requests. A common use of CGI is in form processing, where the Web browser sends form data to a CGI script on the server, the script integrates the data with a database, and sends back the results as a Web page. Use of CGI can make a Web page much more dynamic and add interactivity for the user.

Knowledgebase Article 119,185 views bookmark tags: cgi (updated 1386 days ago)


Was this resource helpful?

Did this resolve your issue?


Please add any other comments or suggestions about this content:





Recommended Help Content

Does your company have any limit about CGI script use? (updated 1387 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 143,955 views tags: cgi script

I need help with my CGI script? (updated -14514 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 125,172 views tags: cgi scripting

Understanding the Basics of CGI. (updated 1386 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 242,160 views tags: cgi

Related Help Content

Can I add my own CGI scripts? (updated 1391 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 182,859 views tags: cgi scripts

Why am I Getting File Not Found When Executing My CGI? (updated 1772 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 154,297 views tags: cgi

How to run CGI scripts for Addon domains. (updated 1383 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 94,541 views tags: cgi htaccess

Do You Have Any Applications Available for Customers to Use? (updated 1028 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 119,323 views tags: MOJO cgi scripts

What is the path to PERL (interpreter)? (updated -14544 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 142,316 views tags: cgi perl

When using HostMonster.com, the e-mail I receive comes from HostMonster.com@HostMonster.com, how do I know who really sent it and how do I reply to them? (updated -14528 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 168,835 views tags: cgi form mail script

What is the character limit for the HostMonster.com form? (updated -14526 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 102,961 views tags: cgi character form limit script

What are the Most Common PERL Coding Errors? (updated -14544 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 139,247 views tags: cgi perl