InMotion Hosting Support Center

Can I run a PHP file from the cgi-bin?

Category: How To

2012-02-09 4:35 pm EST

Hits: 4,967
How do I point to my cgi library from HTML pages? For example, I have this code:

var client = new XMLHttpRequest();"POST", "/SCOMSTO/logger.php", true);

and it works on another server because there is a mapping directive that maps /SCOMSTO/* to /u/scomsto/cgi-bin/*

Similarly, in another HTML page I have:

You must login before you can ask a follow up question.

You must login before you can submit an answer.

Best answer chosen by User


Tim S
13,821 Points
2012-02-09 4:43 pm EST
Hi SteveC,

Thanks for posting your question. I'm more than happy to assist you today. If you are on a VPS or Dedicated hosting plan you can contact our support department to have a symlink set up.

If you are on a shared hosting package, you'll need to store the cgi scripts in the cgi-bin folder in the public_html folder. Then you'll need to update your path in your code to reflect the path to the cgi-bin. If the HTML page calling the script is in the public_html folder, the path would be:

<p class="code_block">var client = new XMLHttpRequest();"POST", "/cgi-bin/logger.php", true); </p>

I hope this helps! If you need further assistance please feel free to contact us.


Tim S

You must login before you can post a comment about this answer.

Like this Question?

Support Center Login

Our Login page has moved, Click the button below to be taken to the login page.

Need more Help?


Ask the Community!

Get help with your questions from our community of like-minded hosting users and InMotion Hosting Staff.

Current Customers

Chat: Click to Chat Now E-mail:
Call: 888-321-HOST (4678) Ticket: Submit a Support Ticket

Not a Customer?

Get web hosting from a company that is here to help. Sign up today!