GoDaddy Hosting Form Setup

Contact and quotes page form setup support

Pinned Note ASP Forms
Contact and quote forms in Allwebco templates are setup to use the cgi Formmail script to send the information to your email address. The script to use for form submission is an editable option. With GoDaddy hosting the exact script you'll be using may vary depending on the type of hosting account you have. Each script may be a little different.

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Option 1.) CGI
If your GoDaddy hosting account includes a "cgi-bin" folder see Quick Formmail Setup. Use the "Adding Extra Security" option when setting up fommail by renaming the script. If you are still unable to execute the formmail script see the next option.

Option 2.) GoDaddy form scripts
If your GoDaddy hosting account does NOT include a "cgi-bin" folder or you do not want to use the above CGI option.

Try to first get a basic default contact form working in your account. Once you have a working sample form, you can use the code from the sample form to setup the template contact.htm. The form "fields" are the same in all contact forms, it's the <hidden> and <form> "action" values that you'll need to configure.

Your contact form may be able to use the following depending on your hosting setup.

<form method="post" action="/gdform.php">

The following code is the default in the contact.htm that you'll replace with the above code:

<form method="post" action="">

GoDaddy support is not very comprehensive, but it appears you can use the following editable hidden values with "gdform.php". (You can edit the highlighted code in your contact.htm.)

<input type="hidden" name="subject" value="Website Contact">
<input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="">

Remove all of the other <hidden> values in the "contact.htm". They are not used.

Setup the email for the "gdform.php" to send emails to in your Account Manager.

The above may or may not work depending on your account type. Contact GoDaddy support if you need form script help. See GoDaddy Form Support or contact GoDaddy Support to see what form options they have available.

The GoDaddy contact/e-mail script "gdform.php" may already be installed in your hosting account, however, you may need to configure the script or setup the contact or quotes page email address you're using in your GoDaddy account manager. Contact GoDaddy support for information and instructions regarding e-mail setup and e-mail redirection.

GoDaddy Support Pages:
CGI Form-Mailer
Specifying an Email Address for CGI Form-Mailer
PHP Form Mailers
Specifying an Email Address for PHP Form-Mailer

Related Topics:
Contact Form Overview