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Sams Teach Yourself CGI in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Rafe Colburn

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The Web Server Itself

The first question you face as you begin to write CGI scripts is what computer to test them on. The second question is where they will reside after you’ve written them and you’re ready to start using them. Fortunately, the answer to both of these questions does not have to be the same. Before I get started, I’d like to clear up one point of confusion. The word “server” can be used in two ways. In the first sense, a server is a computer that is used to provide various services to other computers. For example, most companies have a mail server to which all of the employees connect to retrieve their email. In this case, I’m talking about a Web server, a computer which is used to house Web content and Web applications that ...

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