An Active Server Page (ASP) is an HTML page that includes scripts that are processed on a Microsoft® Windows® Web server before they are presented to the user requesting the page. ASP files end with the .asp extension. ASP enables you to create interactive Web pages that are customized to your site’s visitors. For example, your ASP scripts can take input provided by a visitor, such as a user name, and use that information to access data stored in a relational database and then modify the page specifically for that user.
ASP provides native support for both Microsoft JScript and VBScript. You can also create ASP scripts using Perlscript or ActiveX Data Objects (ADOs) program statements.
ASP.NET, also known as ASP+, is Microsoft’s most recent version of ASP and is a feature of Microsoft’s IIS (Internet Information Server). Like ASP, ASP.NET enables customization of HTML pages using database queries. ASP.NET, however, supports code written in Visual Basic, C++, C# and Perl. ASP.NET files end with the .aspx extension.
All of NetNation’s Windows Platforms support ASP 3.0 and ASP.NET.
All of NetNation’s Windows 2003 and e-commerce plans include the following ActiveX components:
• Dimac W3 Jmail
• Microsoft XML 4.0
• Microsoft SOAP Toolkit Version 2.0
• MSADO 2.6 - Microsoft ActiveX Data Access Objects
• Microsoft File System Objects (FS0)
• SA - File Upload
On Windows 2000 servers only XML 4.0 and MSADO 2.6 are supported.
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