10.5.56.  AddHandler

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 .cgi extension.
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.