cgi-bin folder in a subdomain

Should I delete the cgi-bin folder in a subdomain

A cgi-bin folder was automatically created in the directory for Do I need it? I’m only using the subdomain to install wordpress on it. I don’t really understand what the cgi-bin folder is for and I’m happy to leave it if it doesn’t harm anything. Any thoughts?




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  • March 1, 2014 at 11:38 am

    You can safely delete it. “cgi-bin” is hardly ever used these days.

    Actually cgi-bin historically was the only place where executable or script code (binaries, shell scripts, etc.) could be stored. It is mostly a historic relic since most hosts allow execution of scripts from anywhere.

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