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Company Offers Free CGI Accounts

Outblaze, the instant portal company, and Graffiti, the free online community powered by Outblaze Friday announced they are offering free CGI accounts.

Webmasters can now go to CGIrealm and obtain a 1 megabyte CGI account, which can work together with any existing Web site. Accounts at CGIrealm are free -- the only conditions are obtaining a membership at Graffiti and displaying an image/link back to CGIrealm.

We went through the sign-up process and worried a bit when the Graffiti membership (for email accounts primarily) said it was for non-commercial purposes, but the CGI account was specifically listed to be separate from the Graffiti account.

So this seems like an ideal situation for many Web developers who want to use CGI on their sites but don't want to jump up to the next level of their Web provider's hosting fees.