Frequently Asked Questions

The NearlyFreeSpeech.NET FAQ (*)

Programming (*)

What is a site realm?

How do I set up the server to allow web applications to write files?

How does CGI work at NearlyFreeSpeech.NET?

What can I do if I want a script to run every so often on my site (like cron)?

We allow the setup of scheduled tasks that run on a regular schedule, as often as once per hour. This feature is available as "Manage Scheduled Tasks" in the "Actions" box on the Site Information page.

This feature is supported for all server types including static sites and can run tasks either as the site owner or the web user.

Output from the scheduled task (stdout and stderr), if any, will be delivered by email if possible. If there is no output, no email will be sent. If your email address is bouncing or refusing messages, or if the output is extremely large, it will be diverted to a file in your site's /home/logs directory.

How do I customize my PHP configuration?

What is the path to the root of my site in PHP?

What is the best HTML editor to use with your system?

How do I increase the PHP memory limit?

What references do you recommend for web technologies?

Do you have register_globals enabled for PHP?

What is the path to the root of my site for CGI scripts?

How do I change the version of PHP that my site uses?

How do I control what user a CGI script runs as?

I used an absolute path in an SSI and it didn't work. What should I do?

Can I compile my own CGI application on your servers?

How do I write files from scripts run by the web server?

How do I protect an upload directory from being exploited?