runs without any problems on all popular servers with CGI enabled (Apache, IIS, Zeus, iPlanet etc.)
and platforms: Windows (NT/XT/2xxx/Vista), MAC and almost all Unix flavour operating systems:
Linux (all popular distributions), FreeBSD (all recent versions), SunOS (Solaris), AIX, HP-UX etc.).
A special note for Windows OS servers: you must have full permission to run your own executables.
- 1. You must have
a web server (dedicated or Shared or Virtual) with permission to run
your own cgi scripts.
2. Perl (version 5.004 or later) installed.
3. The main script and supporting files takes about 3 megabytes
(MB) of disk space, but you should have atleast 25 megabytes (25 MB) or
more free disk space available in your server to manage the temporary caching used to
For busy sites it is a real advantage to have
more disk space as this helps faster operation.
- Advanced Directory
comes ready to run. All you need to do is assign some path and initial settings. Further
details on customizations are available in the 'ReadMe' file that comes
with the package. Installation and testing usually takes less than 20
Once the installation and testing is complete, you can start making
further customizations as necessary.
- Other Requirements:
- Some basic HTML
knowledge will be helpful as you will need to update the HTML Template
(provided) with your own site design, images, banners, links etc. This
is an ordinary HTML document used to create the Result pages. You can
elements on this Template. (Working Examples are provided).
Directory' script is NOT suitable for Code modifications or experimental
purposes. It is a professionally competent package and you DO NOT NEED
to touch the original coding at all. This is not a so called quick-write
cgi script where you can expect to rewrite the code with ease. All the
customization issues are handled by a separate configuration file.