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What is ASP?
ASP stands for Active Server Pages. This is a side-server scripting language. It is a fantastic language that works well with simple HTML to make active and dynamically generated web sites. It can be used to make password protected web sites, set cookies, access and modify databases, send forms, emails, and more...
To use ASP pages you must be using a Windows-based server. Windows 2000 or NT servers are recommended. If you need web hosting with ASP click here to find a server or web host with the options you need.
First save your pages as .asp instead of .html because this tells the browser to open the ASP side server for ASP functions within the web page. You will have to load the pages on a Windows-based server.
Pros and Cons
ASP follows the instructions and functions of basic (beginners advanced symbolic instruction code), so if you're already familiar with languages such as Visual Basic, using and writing ASP is easy. On the downside, ASP can only work on servers running Windows.
Your ASP page needs to have <%@ language=vbscript %> at the very top. Since these pages can contain both HTML and code, you need to specify which parts of it are code. <% specifies that lines of code are going to follow, and %> specifies the end of those lines of code. Code can be placed anywhere within the tags of the HTML.
The following are common instructions used in programming ASP, with what they do and how to use them. Note: variable should be replaced with a unique identifier for storing values.
If you have any programming tips, information, or scripts you would like to add to the site e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org