Do you need a complete CGI Web Hosting for less then 4 USD a month?
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PerlMost online business need to interact with their clients, take suggestions, feedback etc, and respond accordingly. Even social networking sites use complex CGI programming logic which will let the users of a website communicate with each other. Now, it is very obvious that such scripting cannot be done in plain and simple html. Therefore, we need an engine like the CGI or the Common Gateway Interface, which provides a powerful tool for scripting live web applications and creating dynamic sites, and helps in better, dynamic, presentation of data, as well as interaction with site visitors. Repetitive tasks are automated by the use of CGI. Therefore you would always want to choose a host that provides CGI Web Hosting.

Unfortunately, all web hosting service providers do not offer CGI Web Hosting services. This is also costlier resource-wise as compared to normal static html hosting, and also requires extra “perl" modules to run. However, most professional companies have CGI Web Hosting activated in their plans. This is because a huge amount of modern web applications (web pages that can communicate with other programs, such as data base management programs) make use of CGI Web Hosting. For example, online shopping solutions have become a breeze for a webmaster with the use Integrating a shopping carts in a site is basically impossible by using static html alone, as a shopping cart requires the web application to communicate with a database to collect prices etc. CGI Web Hosting service providers also offer SSL security which can be activated on servers supporting cgi. Order forms, item pricing, images, can be maintained and dynamically updated on the fly.

CGI Web Hosting was initially costly as compared to other hosting solutions but has almost become the standard at this time; however, at present- there are other solutions available also. Almost anything, which can be done using Common Gateway language, can be done in Perl.

The WebAPP, open source Content Management system has chosen to use DreamHost hosting and recommend it for several reasons:

1.) Fully supported CGI server including also MD5 and SHA1 which are implemented in our next release. (please note that many hosts do not provide these modules).
2.) Fully supported and hosted other modules and functions (DreamHost have them all!). You can basicly host hundreds of domains and thousands of email accounts as well as have atleast 75 ftp accounts for your sub users!
3.) Security: DreamHost has integrated several filters in addition to the WebAPP filters on the server that prevents hackers from compermising your site, eg. try inserting a "%" symbol in the browser window... it won't even reach our WebAPP script filter, DreamHost filter will produce a server error long before that!.
4.) WebAPP cooperation with DreamHost: upon moving to the DreamHost server, WebAPP made an agreement with DreamHost promising to give a high priority to all WebAPP sites hosted on their server. So far, they kept their part of the agreement fully!
5.) Better WebAPP support. as you can see, WebAPP is hosted on DreamHost, all our development work is made here on the very same DreamHost server, meaning the script is fully compatible with the server, and if things go wrong it would be easier for us to fix as we know the server hosting better.
6.) DreamHost hosting: Dream host offers everything you may dream of: check here to see what you are getting: dreamhost hosting plans
7.) Most important! for every $90 you save, the WebAPP developers team earn $7, this goes directly to our developers organization paypal account and is used directly for paying server bills and further development of the WebAPP script.

If you do decide to try DreamHost, we recommend you using our promocode which would provide an extra reduction on the already highly competitive offers from DramHost. With this extra reduction from WebAPP you can  get the best server hosting for as low as 4.0 USD a month.

1.) Click above image.
2.) Fill out the form.
3.) Add the bottom of the form once arriving there add at: "how did you first hear about us?".
4.) And most important at the "promocode" field add: WEBAPP2010

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