Where should I put my Perl scripts?

  • 04/05/2013 9:47 PM

What do I do with my Perl scripts?

Perl scripts (*.pl, *.cgi files) can be executed from any location within your public_html directory. While there are a few relatively minor potential benefits in storing Perl scripts within the cgi-bin directory doing so is strictly optional.

Possible benefits of storing Perl scripts in cgi-bin:

- As /cgi-bin is a common default location used to store Perl scripts many free scripts will be setup to run in that path by default;