Do you support ASP (Active Server Pages)?

2004-06-20 00:33:20

No, we do not support Active Server Pages. ASP is a Microsoft Window's server technology, however our servers, like the majority of web servers, are UNIX based for maximum reliability and there is no native support for ASP.

We do however support both PHP and Perl which are more powerful and robust alternatives to ASP.  We also do support FrontPage Extensions for Unix.

PHP (a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open-source, general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. PHP can perform any task that any CGI program can do, but its strength lies in its compatibility with many types of databases. Also, PHP can talk across networks using IMAP, SNMP, NNTP, POP3, or HTTP. More information about PHP can be found here.

Short for Practical Extraction and Report Language, Perl is a scripting language first created by Larry Wall to be used as duct tape for programming with the Unix operating system. Due to its immense power for handling piles of text and, consequently, as a common gateway interface (CGI) scripting language, Perl became very popular among server-side scripters. Perl has a large community of contributing programmers and, what's more, costs nothing and is free to redistribute (as is PHP). These circumstances have helped Perl evolve from a scripting language used to generate server stats into a language many use for database administration. More information about Perl can be found here.

There are many extensive script repositories where you can download pre-written PHP and Perl scripts, often freely. Some examples are:
If ASP is your only option, the main issue will be finding a reasonably priced NT host. You will always pay higher rates for NT servers due to the increased workload in keeping them running.

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