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)?

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?

The PHP memory_limit is a legacy option that applied only to PHP 5.3 and earlier. This option is no longer used.

If you are still using PHP 5.3 for some reason, don't. It was discontinued years ago, is insecure, and its use is not supported in any form or fashion, including raising the hardcoded memory limit. If you encounter memory issues... or any other issues... with a PHP 5.3 site, the solution is to update the site to a supported version of PHP.

If you are using any supported version of PHP, you do not need to raise the per-process memory limit because there isn't one.

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?