Hi: Am a newbie in this area and because I can't get to the shell on the system, am confused how to do some things. 1) Using Cpanel 6 on a website through "FreeHosting4Life" using a site address of "AstoriaWebDev.com". Am able to build an Html logon, but now want to use some .pl scripts and that's where the proverbial s__t hits the fan. Am not having too much luck getting help from the provider. 2) The paths are as follows:Perl : /usr/bin/perl which I assume would be entered on a script as #!usr/bin/perl - ROOT is /home/USERNAME/public_html where USERNAME is "jk4538". They also state "You may also find more path / host info at: http://www.AstoriaWevDev.com/cgi-bin/serverinfo.cgi". Sounds very straight forward, but when I try, I get an error message telling me that I don't have authorization for the cgi-bin directory. Don't know where to go from there as I've set up permissions, etc. for the cgi-bin but to no avail. Unless I can get to the cgi-bin directory, I'm completely dead in the water - Can anyone give me some ideas on how to get out of this dilema?