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

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Setting Up Your CGI Development Environment

Now that I’ve surveyed the landscape of Web server hardware and software, I’m going to walk you through the steps for setting up an environment where you can test your CGI scripts on a standard desktop computer running Windows. After you’ve followed these steps, you should be able to test almost all the scripts printed in this book on your local desktop computer.

The following steps assume that you have any relatively modern version of Windows installed on your computer. If you’re running UNIX or the Mac OS on your local computer, the steps won’t be nearly as useful to you as they are to people who ...

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