ASP (Active Server Pages)

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Microsoft's technology. Is a scripting environment running on the server side. ASP is similar to PHP, combining HTML, scripts, and Active X components in a single file. If the server receives the request ASP file, it searches for the compiled page and executes it. If the page is not found, it compiles it, and then executes.

The main drawback of ASP is that they can be used only with Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Web server under Windows operating system. Although there are ports to other platforms and Web servers.

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