Active Server Pages (ASP) is an open, compile-free application environment
in which you can combine HTML, scripts, and component calls to create
dynamic and powerful Web-based business solutions.
ASP runs as a service of the Virtual Private Servers Apache
Web Server and is optimized for multiple threads
and multiple users. This means that it's fast, and it's easy to
implement. If you use ASP, you can separate the design of your Web
page from the nitty-gritty details of programming access to databases
and applications. This frees up programmers to do what they do best--code
like crazy--and, conversely, frees designers to worry about just
the design rather than the database.
Files created with Active Server Pages have the
extension .asp. With ASP files, you can activate your Web site using any
components written in any language. This means your ASP file is simply a file
that can contain any combination of HTML, scripting, and calls to components.
When you make a change on the ASP file on the server, you need only save the
changes to the file-the next time the Web page is loaded, the script will
automatically be compiled.