I'm trying to put together a forum using the freely available Ikonboard CGI/perl stuff (www.ikonboard.com). My ISP won't run perl, so that leaves me with a few other options:
Tripod/Angelfire: will run CGI/perl stuff, but won't let me change the permissions on the files via FTP (I tried Transmit AND Interarchy and both gave me errors that "the command: Site is not permitted," whatever that is.
Geocities: won't run CGI/perl stuff
Freeservers: won't let you FTP without buying a "gold" account, which means I can't set the whole thing up.
AOL Hometown: Their FTP is as screwed up back when I tried it in 1997. After 4 years, you'd think they'd improve it, but I guess not.
So, anyone have any solutions? Any free services that I forgot about? Any tips?