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    Cgi, Php, Ssi

    Can anyone tell me what CGI, PHP and SIS are.


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    try this: and to answer your questions about CGI and PHP. is the official site for php.

    SiS is a chip manufacturer, and their website is .

    Hope this helps, and good luck.

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    CGI and PHP are used for server-side scripts and web applications.
    SSI (I assume you mean SSI and not SIS) means ``server-side includes`` and you can add the contents of one page into another.

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    Senior Member cwk9's Avatar
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    Can anyone tell me what CGI, PHP and SIS are.
    Maybe he wanted to know about the Swedish Standards Institute

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    CGI -- Common Gateway Interface. A standard for external gateway programs to interface with information servers such as HTTP servers. Basic scripts using languages like Python, PERL, and C that run on the server use CGI to communicate their results back to the HTTP server. (taken from the NSCA

    PHP -- PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. (see recursive acronym in the jargon file). A unique scripting language for creating, and manipulating web pages on the fly. Extremely useful tool for database driven websites because of it's simple database interface functions.

    SSI -- Server Side Includes. While standard HTML files are fine for storing pages, it is very useful to be able to create some content dynamically. For example, to add a footer or header to all files, or to insert document information such as last modified times automatically. This can be done with CGI, but that can be complex and requires programming or scripting skills. For simple dynamic documents there is an alternative: server-side-includes (SSI).

    SSI lets you embed a number of special 'commands' into the HTML itself. When the server reads an SSI document, it looks for these commands and performs the necessary action. For example, there is an SSI command which inserts the document's last modification time. When the server reads a file with this command in, it replaces the command with the appropriate time. (taken from Apache Week,

    Put simply, they're all web tools
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