How do I generate web pages from a program or database?

Most web servers support one variation or another of a standard for adding your own programs to the web server. The standard is called CGI (Common Gateway Interface).

Marc Hedlund has written a FAQ on CGI programming (URL is <URL:> ) which makes a good introduction to the subject. The standard itself can be found at NCSA (URL is <URL:> ).

For tips on overcoming common CGI problems, consult the CGI problems section and the section on granting CGI access to users.

World Wide Web FAQ