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?

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?

To switch a site between PHP versions, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Sites tab in our member interface.
  2. Select the name of the site you want to change in the "Short Name" column to go to the Site Information panel for that site.
  3. On the Site Information panel, select the "Edit" button on the "PHP Version" line of the "Config Information" box.
  4. On the "Site PHP Version" panel, select the version of PHP you want to use and press the "Save Changes" button.

Note: If you do not see a "PHP Version" line in your site's Config Information box, your site's selected server type may be out of date, or may not support PHP at all. To resolve this, you can change your site's server type.

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?