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Re: [SLUG] CGI


David Kempe wrote:
> 
> The reason they may not support PHP is that as any scripting language it is
> hard to control the cpu cycles it will take. A hostile
> PHP script could in theory do some damage to the ISP's resources. Whereas

Perl and ASP programs are just as "hard to control".

This is probably why free web hosting doesnt come with php/cgi access
etc.
You're not going to pay for PHP access and then choose to create
infinite
loops or whatever. This isn't Geocities

I'm just wondering which of these languages give the administrator an
option 
to halt the execution of the script after it's been burning away for
more than
x seconds and return an error.

I think it is indeed more of a security thing, it's not client side.


Regards, Matt