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Here are some frequently asked questions about
the Glinx Web Server

How do I make a web page and get it on-line?
    Instructions for uploading your web site files to your Glinx web space can be found in this article.

What is my web-site address?
    Your web-site address or Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is formatted like this:

    In this example, username refers to your Glinx username. Your username is the first part of your e-mail address. For example, if your e-mail address is , then your username is teacher and your web-page address is

How much space do I have?
    The amount of web space you have on our server depends on what package you signed up for. Look up your package, and remember you can always purchase additional web space should you need it. Additional web space is available at a cost of $5.00 for a block of 10 MB.

Can I run CGI scripts?
If you aren't sure what a CGI script is, then you can simply ignore this section.
    Yes you can. However, there are some security rules regarding CGI scripts that you should know:

    • They have a .cgi or .pl extension.
    • They must be owned by you
    • They must not be writable by anyone else but you
    • They must be executable

    We also have some common variables that you may have to use for your CGI script to work. Bear in mind that programming and modifying CGI scripts are your responsibility. Glinx Internet does not offer technical support for user-owned CGI.

    Here's a very important tip when using your own CGI scripts. DO NOT place them in a directory called "/cgi-bin/". That is a reserved name, and cannot be used for user-owned scripts. This particularly affects users who have their own domain name.

Can I run Java applets?
    Absolutely. Simply place the java applets in your web directory and run them from one of your web pages.

Can I run... ?
    If there's some other web-feature you'd like to try, then by all means go ahead. If it doesn't work, or you need special information, please contact Glinx Technical Support, and we'll try to help.

What can't I do?
    There are a few restrictions that you should be aware of. Our server does not support server-side includes (SSI), Microsoft FrontPage extentions, and all content must comply with our Acceptable Use Policy. Other than these exceptions, you are free to try almost anything.

I want my own domain. Can Glinx do that for me?
    Glinx does offer domain hosting, however, it is not the same thing as the free personal webspace which comes with your account. For more information about domain hosting, please see the Services section of our site..

No one knows my web site exists! What can I do?
    Glinx has recently expanded our services to include web site promotion. For more information about promotion, please see the Services section of our site.

I have more questions. Who do I call?

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