Active Server Pages (ASP)
All 1&1 Microsoft Hosting packages support Active Server Pages (ASP), a server-side scripting technology that provides the ability to combine HTML, scripting, and components to create and run dynamic, interactive content and powerful web-based applications. ASP can be used to interact with databases and to integrate database content with its generated pages.
How does ASP compare to PHP or CGI?
Just as the Unix platform uses server-side scripting technologies - like PHP or CGI written in Perl - ASP is a server-side scripting environment found widely spread on Microsoft hosting platforms based on the Internet Information Server (IIS).
How easy is it to use ASP?
The default scripting language used
for ASP is VBScript – an easy-to-learn
programming language – but you can use
any language that supports ActiveX scripting.
The programming of ASP web applications can be done with any text editor. However, many tools such as FrontPage® support ASP. The output of an ASP file is plain HTML, which may be viewed in any web browser.
You will find many free ASP sample applications on the web which are ready to be used within your solution.
How do you modify ASP files?
ASP applications are easy to develop and modify. When you make a change to an ASP file on the server, you need only save the changes to the file. The next time the web page is loaded, the script will automatically be compiled.