One simple way to allow visitors to easily jump from one section of your web site to another is by using a redirect script. A small form and simple CGI can be designed to facilitate such a task. The redirect form and CGI source are presented below.

Installation

To install the redirect CGI on your Virtual Private Server you will need to do the following:

  1. Install the Redirect Form
    You will need to download the Redirect Form HTML source and store it in the appropriate www directory. This form can be customized for your server by simply changing the URLs and Titles to the URLs and Titles that correspond to specific documents on your web site. But be sure that the variable name for each input field is not altered.

    The form can be modified to automatically redirect when a user has selected an option (assuming the user has a JavaScript capable browser). This is done by adding a little JavaScript to one line in the form. Find this line:

    <select name="url">

    Modify the line so it looks like this:

    <select name="url" onChange="submit(); return true">
  2. Copy the redirect directory
    As the root user, copy the redirect directory from the /usr/local/share/contrib/ directory on your VPS v2 to the appropriate cgi-bin for the domain that will be using the script. Make sure to change the file ownership to the correct user.

Please note: the information on this page applies to ITS web hosting plans. It may or may not apply to other environments. If you are looking for a feature described here, or better support from your hosting provider, please consider hosting your site with ITS!

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