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How much CGI do I need to know to get the scripts to work?

Very little knowledge of CGI is needed to install the scripts and get the system working. We supply detailed instructions in the ZIP file you will download and most website owners with a basic knowledge of CGI/HTML should be able to have the complete system up and running within half an hour.

How can I be sure the scripts will work on my server?

The scripts have been installed on hundreds of UNIX servers without any problem. The program should install and function properly on any properly configured Unix web server.

Can I install the program on more than one server?

No. You may only install the set of scripts once and on one server only for each license purchased. If you are installing additional copies on different websites you own, or on websites belonging to your customers, you will need to purchase additional licenses.

Can I customize or modify the scripts?

Yes. You may customize the source code as necessary to suit the needs of your licensed installation, as long as you don't sell, give away, or otherwise distribute the revised program.

Will you customize or modify the scripts for me?

Unfortunately, we will not make custom versions of the scripts at this time.

How do I change the appearance of the pages?

Basic features like font, background color, link, and title bar colors can be changed very easily by editing just one file and can give your installation of Chilli Classifieds a very different feel from that of someone else. In just a few seconds, you can alter the overall look throughout the program and make it "fit" the rest of your site by adding your own header and footer HTML code.

Do I have to keep the "powered by Chilli Classifieds" link?

Yes. It is a condition of your license that the powered by and copyright notices on each page remain intact and visible to the human eye on all pages generated by the program. The copyright notice requirement is there to help us protect our intellectual property rights such as copyright rights, trademark rights, and other legal rights. Keeping the copyright notice intact is an essential element of the license agreement.

Can I add my own banner rotation code to the scripts?

Yes. You can easily add your own banner code in the header area of the scripts output. You need do this only once in one file - your own banner code will automatically appear on all pages generated by the scripts.

Can I charge users for placing ads?

Yes, you can charge users any amount you wish for placing ads and for any duration you set. You will need a PayPal account to process payments. You can bill your customers in U.S. Dollars ($), Sterling (£), Canadian Dollars (C$), Euro (€) or Yen (¥).

How easy is it to change the list of categories?

Very easy!

Is there any limit to the number of categories I can have?

No. You can add as many categories/sub-categories and nested sub-categories as you wish. Both the category pages and index page update automatically to reflect your category structure.

How easy is the system to maintain?

Once the system has been set up, you need do nothing at all to maintain the system. All emails are sent automatically, and all ads automatically expire after your set time period and are deleted from your server. You are also free to delete individual ads at any time should you so wish via the admin panel. Of course, we do recommend backing up your data frequently for safety.

What support do you offer?

We do not offer telephone support as we are better able to answer your questions by email. Most questions will receive an answer within 24 hours, often within minutes.

What is your upgrade policy?

New releases within each major version (e.g. version 3.0, 3.01, 3.02) are available free of charge. Script upgrades between major versions (e.g. 1.0 to 3.02) will be offered to licensed users at a discounted rate.

What is your returns policy?

All sales are final and non-refundable. On our website, we provide extensive information regarding the script's features and allow you to review both our demonstrations and real working examples prior to your purchase. You are solely responsible for determining that the product will meet your needs and that your web server adheres to the "system requirements" before making your purchase.

Do you offer educational or non-profit organizations a discount?

No. The price for the scripts is already highly competitive.

Where can I learn more about Perl scripts?

For more information on Perl scripts we suggest the following books and have set up direct links to them at amazon.com

Programming Perl is generally acknowledged as the "official" perl reference book.

Learning Perl
Programming Perl
Perl Cookbook


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