A program that allows a server to communicate with users on the Internet. For example, when a user enters information in a form on a Web page, a CGI script interprets the information and communicates it to a database program on the server.
CGI protocol enables a Web page to run a CGI program on a Web server. CGI scripts are used to supplement basic HTML to make your Web site more interactive and functional. Hit counters, guest books, order forms and many other useful features can all be programmed with CGI scripts. All of our plans provide you your own local cgi-bin directory, where you can store custom CGI scripts that you have written yourself or found elsewhere on the Web. Way2Host's plans include a free library of CGI scripts that you can use to enhance your Web site.