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Thread: PHP and web hosting w/ cgi-bin
01-13-2004, 12:35 PM #1
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PHP and web hosting w/ cgi-bin
The ISP where I will put my PHP site on obligate all CGIs to be on CGI-BIN directory (is an UNIX server). This obligates me to put all my site (all my PHP files) on CGI-BIN, and my URL site will be something like http://www.omeudominio.pt/cgi-bin/aminhapagina.php. I dont like this. I dont want the CGI-BIN to be on the URL. What I want is that the URL will be something like http://www.omeudominio.pt/aminhapagina.php. I ask you, with your experience, to help me on this. What can I do?
Thank you vey much.
01-13-2004, 03:13 PM #2
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this is an awful answer and you wont like it but
get another host !
you can use mod_rewrite (google for that (assuming the apache module mod_rewrite is available on your server) ) if you wish to use the 'prettier' urls , but a CGI based PHP installation is a shackled , half hearted one one unless perhaps you are getting your hosting for free , enforcing CGI-BIN usage can offer some extra security but nothing more and often only the appearance of such.
MVC is the current buzz in web application architectures. It comes from event-driven desktop application design and doesn't fit into web application design very well. But luckily nobody really knows what MVC means, so we can call our presentation layer separation mechanism MVC and move on. (Rasmus Lerdorf)