November 5th, 2000, 05:50 AM
I am gonna be putting up a co-located server soon to hopefully make some extra income. I already for 10 ppl lined up :-)
Anyhow, when I create each webspace for my customers, how do I go about setting up
CGI-BIN on the server. I assume I make
a CGI-BIN directory in each user's webspace
with the appropriate permissions? Is this correct. If not can someone give me some inforamtion.
November 5th, 2000, 06:44 AM
I don't know what OS you will be using. For FreeBSD, there is a "adduser" command. When you first run it, it will create /etc/adduser.conf. It will also ask if you want to copy dot files from /usr/share/skel.
If you run Linux, check and see if /usr/share/skel directory exists. If so, anything within it will be copied to user's home dir. That said, if you place public_html directory and cgi-bin within public_html under /usr/share/skel:
the directories will be setup automatically, you don't need to create them manually. The permission drwxr-xr-x (755) for both dirs should be fine, too.
>>how do I go about setting up CGI-BIN on the server
In your httpd.conf, you need to specifically enable ExecCGI or ScriptAlias under user's cgi-bin of the home directory. Otherwise, CGI can be executed from anywhere if you set "options All" under <Directory /home/*/public_html>
November 5th, 2000, 08:15 AM
I really appreciate the information alot!
Hey, how is FreeBSD? I never used it, compared to Linux how does it compare as
November 5th, 2000, 09:18 AM
>>compared to Linux how does it compare as
Check this out -> http://www.geocities.com/SiliconVall...6/yahoobsd.htm
Assuming you are asking for overall networking performance, FreeBSD is better than Linux with scalability, stability, security and reliability, it just outperform Linux all the way. Many popular software such as Apache and Sendmail were developed on FreeBSD and they can be optimized when running on FreeBSD. Linux is simply no match.
Many servers out there are running Solaris and people often think Solaris is better than FreeBSD in networking environment, this could be both true and false. I haven't tried Solaris myself, but many say Solaris runs great only with expensive hardware and not very well on i386. Benchmarking the performance of FreeBSD and Solaris with the same non-expensive hardware, I am sure FreeBSD beats Solaris, no question about it.
November 6th, 2000, 01:54 AM
heheh that must be a way old article
very cool though