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  In Sep-2005 the Nevis web server was hacked due to a user's php script that did not check its inputs carefully enough. Since then, the policy has been to prevent php scripts from running from any user's directory.
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This policy also applies to any executable scripts in a user's web site, whether in PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, or any other form of CGI programming. When properly written, such scripts are secure and highly useful in providing dynamic web content. Unfortunately, there's no easy way for us to guarantee that all users will write secure scripts, and we've made the choice of security over user convenience.
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This policy also applies to any executable scripts in a user's web site, whether in PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, or any other form of CGI programming. When properly written, such scripts are secure and highly useful in providing dynamic web content. Unfortunately, there's no easy way for us to guarantee that all users will write secure scripts, and we've made the choice of security over user convenience.
  You can still write Javascripts if you choose.
 
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