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Creating CGI Scripts in cPanel

Building CGI applications can be a fast and flexible solution for working within cPanel. Working around limitation of perl versions, standard CGI scripts are quite useful.

To get started with the CGI scripts, there are few basics to cover. Scripts should be located in the path /usr/local/cpanel/base/3rdparty/. Permissions should be set so that the user can execute but it is not writable with global permission. If not located in the correct directory, the files will only be downloadable and not executable. To access the script, navigate to $IP:2083/3rdparty/scriptnamed.cgi. During execution, the permissions are limited by the user that initiates.


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