Can I redirect users to a Perl script?

This is my Netlify site:

When trying to create a post, you are redirected to a perl script which should create said post. However, it instead 404s. Now, the program I’m using (which is called WWWBoard) uses cgi-bin which, from the few threads I’ve read trying to fix my problem, isn’t supported by Netlify.

Is it still possible to use this program? And if so, how do I redirect users to a perl script (if I can)?


hey there,

thanks for writing in! So, Perl isn’t a language Netlify supports the way you are hoping to, so that won’t be possible I’m afraid.

You can create a frontend site of some kind and then redirect browsers to your WWWBoard that is hosted somewhere else - and we can tell you how to do that, but you can’t run anything that needs cgi-bin or capabilities like you are describing on our services.

Here is a good summary of what you can and can not do on Netlify you might find helpful: