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ASP Web Hosting
ASP web hosting refers to web hosting companies who provide
support for ASP (Active Server Page). If you want a dynamic
data-driven web site you may wish to embed ASP code into
your web site's HTML pages. When a user is viewing a web
site that is developed using ASP, the pages can change depending
on the actions of the user. ASP code allows you to link
your web pages to a database, where users can interact with
the webpage by logging in and using their own personal settings
or they can interactively place orders on your web site.
What is ASP?
ASP stands for Active Server Pages. Active Server Pages
are HTML pages with embedded ASP scripts that are processed
on the server before the page is sent to the user. ASP allows
you to create dynamic database driven pages, a user can
access data in a database, and interact with page objects
such as Active X or Java components.
How does ASP work?
When you type a URL in the Address Box or click on a web
page you are asking the web server to send a file to your
computer; if the file is standard HTML, then, when your
web browser receives the web page it will look exactly the
same as it did on the web server. However if an ASP file
is sent to your computer from the web server, firstly, the
server will run the HTML code; and then, run the ASP code.
For example: the ASP code could be the current date, or
time; and other such information.
How to find an ASP web host?
You will need to find a web host who will host your website
on a Windows 2000 server. It is safer to host your ASP pages
on a Windows 2000 server as they are more stable and most
ASP components work with IIS (Internet Information Services),
specific to Windows. You also need to consider if your web
site uses a database (e.g. SQL, Access) and then make sure
your web host provides support for the type of database
your web site uses.