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Free Perl/CGI testing servers

by bladx (Chaplain)
on Jul 14, 2001 at 10:04 UTC ( #96692=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

bladx has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hie everyone! Does anyone know where I can access/get an account at a free un*x/linux server(s) where I can test out various CGI scripts I have been working on lately? My old server kind of quit on me... :( so any help would be appreciated!! -Andy

bladx ~ ímuchas veces tengo preguntas!

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Re: Free Perl/CGI testing servers
by mattr (Curate) on Jul 14, 2001 at 16:34 UTC
    If it is just for testing I'd recommend installing Perl and Apache web server (both free) on your own computer, i.e. what you would be using to access the free server you are asking about.

    This won't solve all possible problems but you will get more out of reduced latency.

Re: Free Perl/CGI testing servers
by MeowChow (Vicar) on Jul 14, 2001 at 19:27 UTC
Re: Free Perl/CGI testing servers
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 14, 2001 at 10:09 UTC
    Hmm.. search would be a good start. But, since you decided not to do that.. I'll give you a hint. Check out jcwren's homenode - I believe he may be able to help you. Granted, it's up to him.
Re: Free Perl/CGI testing servers
by IndyZ (Friar) on Jul 15, 2001 at 08:37 UTC
    You might want to try They allowed (the last time I used them, anyway) CGI scripting in Perl. In order to be safe, they lock down pretty tight, basically chroot()'ing you to your homedir and restricting what modules can be used, although you can install modules that don't need compiling ( i.e., all Perl, no XS) in your home directory.


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