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CGI - 500 server error

Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by bymars, Aug 2, 2006.

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  1. bymars

    bymars Thread Starter

    Mar 28, 2005

    I am receiving this error message "500 server error" when I am trying to run a test cgi script that use to work on my server but does not work any more??

    Now I tried it this way "#!/usr/local/bin/perl" and also "#!/usr/bin/perl" and it still has this problem?
    I also have the permissions set to 755.

    I then called tech support for the hosting co. and they put their own test script in the "cgi-bin" folder and got it to work.

    Here is the test script that I cant get to work anymore:



    print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
    print "<html><head><title>Success!</title></head>\n";
    print "<body bgcolor=\"#dddddd\"><div style=\"text-align:center;font- family:verdana;font-size:11px;\"><br><br><br><h5>Hello world!</h5>\n";
    print "<br>Your server allows you to run CGI scripts.</div></body></html>";



    I am trying to run another script that is more complex but it wont work just like this test script wont work anymore?

    any help would be great, thanks in advance!
  2. sono


    Aug 2, 2006
    Try the following:


    print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
    print "<HTML><HEAD>";
    print "<TITLE>CGI Test</TITLE>";
    print "</HEAD>";
    print "<BODY><H2>Hello world!</H2>";
    print "</BODY></HTML>";
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