.CGI File Extension

Common Gateway Interface Script

A CGI file contains scripts executed by a web server to create dynamic web pages. Usually written in Perl or C, CGI scripts handle tasks like sending emails from web forms. They are often stored in a ...

General Information

Title CGI File Extension
Extension .cgi
Full Form Common Gateway Interface Script
File Type Executable Script
Developer N/A
MIME Type application/x-httpd-cgi

File Function

Primary Function Server scripting
Additional Functions Web interaction
Features Executable, Server-side

File Characteristics

Quality Depends on script
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Web Servers Yes
Dynamic Content Yes
Form Processing Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Code injection, XSS
Best Practices Input validation, Secure coding

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Early 1990s
Latest Version Depends on interpreter

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .pl, .php, .asp

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Apache HTTP Server Free Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix
nginx Free Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix
Perl Free Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix