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On Fri, Feb 06, 2015 at 04:37:06PM +0100, Michael Gerbracht wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to generate a licence file using lua code involving some
> information from a website. So if user goes to my website, makes some choices
> and enters his personal data, this information should be passed to a lua
> script (e.g. by writing/reading a database entry) which takes the provided
> information and generates a licence file. This licence file should then be
> send to the user (via e-mail or download).
> My question is not about the lua script itself but I don't know whether it is
> possible to run a lua script on a webserver. Can you give me some hint
> whether this is possible and what it required to get it running? Also, is it
> likely that my hoster ( will allow me to run a lua script on
> my website? 

Ask them if they support CGIs, and how you should use CGIs with the
hosting.  It's probably the simplest way of using Lua on a web server,
as it is simply stdio and environment variables.