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Question: Is it possible to use WebBatch on my sites hosted at an ISP?
It depends. Possibly.
If your ISP is running a Windows based web server (like IIS), and they allow you to run CGI scripts and have provided you with a CGI-BIN directory or equivalent, then the following general procedure is recommended.
Please note that most ISP's run a Web Server based on Unix or Linux. WebBatch is only compatible with Windows based web servers.
- Install a WebServer on your local machine for development and testing. You can find a nice, free WebServer at http://www.sambar.com
Get the WebServer working on the local machine.
- Install WebBatch into the cgi-bin directory of your WebServer. For some WebServers like IIS you must create a CGI directory. See WebBatch install instructions. Be sure to enter WebBatch license info DURING INSTALLATION.
- Run the following script. It will create a webbatch.ini file in the same directory as WebBatch was installed into.
;This script creates a webbatch.ini file that may be used to create a license ;file for remote installation where write access to the registry is not permitted. ;WebBatch must be installed and licensed on the local machine first. This script ;will check for that. ;define registry key names key="SOFTWARE\Wilson WindowWare\Settings\WWW-PROD\WEBBATCH[INFO]" location="SOFTWARE\Wilson WindowWare\WebBatch\CurrentVersion" ;setup standard error message t1="Sorry. No licensed WebBatch found on this system." t2="Install WebBatch, and be sure to enther the license" t3="when prompted by the installation process. After" t4="WebBatch is installed, run this script again to make" t5="a webbatch.ini that can be used to license WebBatch on" t6="remote installation simply by placing the WebBatch.ini" t7="in the same directory as webbatch.exe" ;Check for an grab webbatch license info If RegExistValue(@REGMACHINE,key) == @TRUE info=RegQueryValue(@REGMACHINE,key) Else tx=StrCat(t1,@CRLF,@CRLF,t2,@CRLF,t3,@CRLF,t4,@CRLF,t5,@CRLF,t6,@CRLF,t7,@CRLF,@CRLF,"err 11111") Message("WebBatch.ini Generator",tx) Exit EndIf ; Locate installed location of webbatch.exe If RegExistValue(@REGMACHINE,location) == @TRUE exepath=RegQueryValue(@REGMACHINE,location) Else tx=StrCat(t1,@CRLF,@CRLF,t2,@CRLF,t3,@CRLF,t4,@CRLF,t5,@CRLF,t6,@CRLF,t7,@CRLF,@CRLF,"err 11112") Message("WebBatch.ini Generator",tx) Exit EndIf ;make ini file name inifile=StrCat(FilePath(exepath),"webbatch.ini") ; write ini file IniWritePvt("WEBBATCH","INFO",info,inifile) Message("WebBatch.ini created and placed at...",inifile) Exit
- After you have at least a sample CGI script running, copy your cgi-bin directory from your local machine to the CGI-BIN directory at your ISP. You might want to copy some of the sample subdirectories also.
- You should insure that NO ONE can access and see any file in your CGI-BIN directory. A person (including yourself) should not be able to view ANY scripts or other files in or beneath the CGI-BIN directory.
Of course, your scripts should be able to access all the files.
Article ID: W15025
File Created: 2017:07:28:12:58:12
Last Updated: 2004:09:30:11:28:35