ASP is a server-based programming language developed by Microsoft that allows you to create dynamic and interactive web pages. Active Server Pages - meaning active server pages.
Classic ASP runs server-based, so pages dynamically created with ASP work the same regardless of the user's browser. The most commonly used language when writing ASP is VBScript; however, languages such as jscript can also be used. Classic ASP pages have a .asp extension instead of .html.
What is the difference between ASP and HTML?
An HTML file that you put on your site is displayed in the same way by the user coming to your site, while an ASP file can show different content to each user. The operating logic of ASP is very briefly: when the user comes to an .asp page, the server runs the .asp page and creates a page specific to that user; then it only shows the page created for that user to the user in html format.
For this reason, you cannot open an ASP page on your computer directly from your browser. For the ASP page to work, the server must first read that code and generate an html code from the code.
On which operating systems does ASP work?
Classic ASP was created by Microsoft to run on Windows Information Services (IIS) on windows servers. It can work on all windows based operating systems from NT4 to Windows 7. It shows the best performance in Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, etc. Windows server operating systems.
How can I use ASP on my computer?
To run and run ASP codes on your computer, if your computer has a Windows operating system, you can start the trial by installing IIS or PWS (personal web server).
For Windows 7 & Vista - IIS can be installed using Microsoft Web Platform Installer: http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx
IIS for Windows XP Pro / 2003/2000, you can install it by following these steps: http://www.webwiz.co.uk/kb/asp-tutorials/installing-iis-winXP-pro.htm (in English)
Windows XP home edition does not support IIS and PWS.