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Location and contents of cgi-bin

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  1. melsworld

    melsworld Active Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Just moving over from Plesk to cPanel and have full root control of the server

    on my Plesk server my documents are located in httpdocs and the cgi-bin folder is outside of httpdocs in /cgi-bin

    I have successfully moved over several sites to cPanel server using the 'copy an account from another server' function but noticed that the cgi files have been placed in 3 locations

    /cgi-bin which is where I would usually expect to find them
    /www/cgi-bin
    /public_html/cgi-bin

    So I am a little bit confused with this and have the following questions

    Q1. Should the cgi scripts be in /www/cgi-bin and /public_html/cgi-bin

    Q2. Depending on the answer to question 1 - when setting up a site manually what folder should documents be ftp'd into likewise what cgi-bin should scripts be ftp'd into

    Thanks - Mel
     
  2. LiNUxG0d

    LiNUxG0d Well-Known Member

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    Hey Mel,

    I think it's safe to say on cPanel architecture, that the default cgi-bin/ is in the public_html/ folder... or:

    /home/user/public_html/cgi-bin/

    The folder "www" is actually a symlink to the public_html/ folder unless it was removed and replaced, which by default it isn't. ;)

    I've never seen a valid /home/user/cgi-bin/ work though as the web server is - by default - issuing the above cg-bin location for all cgi/perl scripts.

    Hope this helps, glad to see you are using cPanel! :)

    Regards,
     
  3. melsworld

    melsworld Active Member

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    Thanks for your reply - now I can stop worrying about it and as for cPanel - wish I had moved over ages ago:D

    Mel
     
  4. LiNUxG0d

    LiNUxG0d Well-Known Member

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    Hey Mel,

    I always wondered how Plesk holds up to cPanel... :)

    Glad to help, let us know if you need any more info to quash the learning curve!

    :D
     
  5. melsworld

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    I actually enjoy going into WMH - did I really say that I must have spent too many hours in front of my PC

    Thanks for the learning curve offer - no doubt I will have more questions along the way

    Mel:)
     
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    LiNUxG0d Well-Known Member

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    Awesome Mel!

    Godspeed! :)
     
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