Would you like to learn how to install Apache and enable the use of Shell Script CGIs on a computer running Ubuntu Linux? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to enable the CGI feature and enable Shell Scripts to run on the Apache server.

• Ubuntu 18
• Ubuntu 19
• Ubuntu 20
• Apache 2.4.41

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Tutorial Apache - Shell Script CGI

Install the Apache server and enable the module named CGID.

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Restart the Apache service.

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As an example, let's create a Shell Script CGI.

Access the Apache's CGI directory.

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Create a test page using Shell Script.

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Here is the file content.

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Change the file permission.

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Open your browser and enter the IP address of your web server plus /cgi-bin/test.cgi.

In our example, the following URL was entered in the Browser:


The Shell Script page should display the following message.

Apache - Shell script CGI

Congratulations! The Apache server is now able to use Shell Script as CGI.