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[web] Do you know any good FREE hosting that allows you to run binary CGI files?

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I was thinking in making a binary that parses text files containing scripts in some language. I wonder if it is easy to get a hosting service that allows you to have them running in a server. tnx.

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Many hosts offer free PHP hosting, but you won't find anything really worthwhile without paying anything. You can see a list of free hosts here.

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Actually the "FREE" part was to see if running binary cgi files was something common among hosting services. The few experiences I had with hosting services (mostly ASP and JSP) were at some point a pain in the ass when you had to run some special service or needed permisions for something. I've the impression that running an unknown binary file in a server could (should?) be considered risky and that it's not going to be easy to get such a service without a lot of troubles.

Hoping I could be wrong, I posted this thread... I'm going to check that list. Tnx.

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Not at all. Any provider that doesn't allow you to run your own CGI applications, even on a shared plan, could be argued to be a bad host.

Of course, it's highly unlikely that you will find anything of the sort on a free host, as it will be abused more often than not. On the other hand, commercial hosts typically have watchdogs set up to prevent excessive use of resources.

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