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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Free-CGI?

Free-CGI is an online community application service provider. That means that we allow your website to become an online community by offering your visitors a number of interactive web applications. CGI stands for "Common Gateway Interface". It is a general term covering any transaction between a remote client, often a web browser, and a server-side application.

Why use Free-CGI?

Free-CGI transforms your website into an online community. By taking advantage of the Free-CGI applications, your rapidly increase the number of visitors to your website. You don't need any programming skills to use our applications. All the programs run from our servers, so you don't have to deal with complex installation and maintenance procedures. And Free-CGI is free!

Why is Free-CGI free?

First and foremost, our main goal is to allow everyone to create an interactive website using the applications we provide. The best way to achieve this goal is by letting you use the applications for free. Some revenue is generated with the banner ads you see on our website. The technology we have developed to create this high-volume multi-user environment, is also used to create other expensive web applications.

Why do I need to register?

By registering with Free-CGI you will obtain a username and password that will enable you to customize your Free-CGI applications. Some applications require your username to work properly. Registration is free of charge and it allows us to keep track on the number of people using our applications.

How can I make the applications look like an integral part of my website?

By customizing your applications, you can determine the colors, fonts, and appearance of your Free-CGI applications. Only registered users are able to customize their applications.

How can I modify my email, change my password, or modify my other account settings?

You can modify your email and change your password anytime. You can also update your account settings using the customize feature.

What can I do if I forgot my password?

You can easily recover your password anytime.

How can I change my username or delete my account?

You cannot change your username. Your account is automatically deleted if you do not use your account/username for 3 months.

How can I delete unwanted entries from my guestbook, register new words in the hangman game, and enter a new category in my classifieds?

You can do all the above and much more using the application management interface.

I can't login when I try to customize or manage my applications, what's the problem?

You need to enable cookies for your browser. When you login, the program will set up a cookie in your system that will let you customize and manage your applications. This cookie will expire after 20 minutes of inactivity, or when you logout from the program.

What is your "spam" policy?

Free-CGI has a strong anti-spam policy. Spam is strictly prohibited. If you spam, your account will be terminated immediately and you will be ineligible for a new account. Any information you provide us, such as your email, remains confidential. For more information see our privacy policy and terms of use.

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