Script Installation List of Categories
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- What is ASCII mode?
- How do I find the path to sendmail?
- Can I use SSI on my server?
- I have done all of the above and I'm still getting a server 500 error.
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What is ASCII mode?
When transferring files or data from your computer to the server, the transmission is made in either ASCII or binary mode. CGI scripts and all text files must be transferred in ASCII mode (American Standard Code for Information Interchange).
WS FTP Pro features an ASCII filenames Manager enabling you to edit and define file extensions which are to be treated as ASCII files. The Manager is accessed by opening your Options and selecting ASCII Filenames in the Options Menu.
Please be sure the first two extensions listed below are in your Manager. It's also a good idea to add the remainder as they are text file extensions commonly used on the Internet.
How do I find the path to sendmail?
Your host's support pages should clearly state the path to the sendmail program. Most servers have more than one copy of a mail program installed, hence have more than one available path. We provide a free script titled E Vars, which the commonly used directories for commonly used mail programs and returns all detected locations. Installing E-Vars on your server will inform you of your server's Environment, search for Sendmail locations, and list all accessible modules. Click here to view the copy on our server.
Can I use SSI on my server?
Unix/linux type servers running Apache Server Software are capable of executing SSI statements, however some hosts disable the service. You may be able to re-enable it by dropping a .htaccess file in your home directory. See our SSI tutorial for details on how to enable SSI on your server. Some WINDOWS servers can also handle SSI and extend the features developed by Apache. You will need to contact your host to find out more. LinuxHostingPlans.com have SSI enabled by default on all plans.
I have done all of the above and I'm still getting a server 500 error.
Check the following carefully :
- The path to Perl (the very first line). Copy it from another CGI script on your server that you know is working.
- The Mode of your files. Make sure each script is CHMOD to 755
- The URL in your browser. Make sure you are typing in the correct URL. If you misspell it, you will receive a "404 File cannot be found" error.
All of our scripts have been extensively tested by beta testers on all types of servers. In some cases, many hundreds and thousands of times.
We do provide a Script installation service which can be securely ordered here.