AddHandler maps file extensions to specific handlers. For example, the
cgi-script handler can be matched with the extension
.cgi to automatically treat a file ending with
.cgi as a CGI script. The following is a sample
AddHandler directive for the
AddHandler cgi-script .cgi
This directive enables CGIs outside of the
cgi-bin to function in any directory on the server which has the
ExecCGI option within the directories container. Refer to Section 10.5.22, “
Directory ” for more information about setting the
ExecCGI option for a directory.
In addition to CGI scripts, the
AddHandler directive is used to process server-parsed HTML and image-map files.