Refers to web hosting companies that offer support for ASP, or Active Server Page.
What is ASP?
ASP/Active Server Pages are HTML pages with embedded ASP scripts. These scripts are processed on the server before the page is sent to the visitor’s browser.
With ASP you can create dynamic database-driven pages, where the visitor can access data in a database and interact with objects on the page, such as Active X or Java components.
How does ASP work?
When you type a URL into your browser’s address box, you are asking the web server to send the file to your computer. If it is a standard HTML file, the file your browser receives will look exactly the same as it did on the web server.
On the other hand, if an ASP file is sent to your computer from the server, the HTML code is executed first and then the ASP code is executed. This code can be anything, such as the current time, date, or other similar information.
Where to find an ASP provider?
You will need to find a web hosting provider that will host your web site on a Windows server.
It is safer to host your ASP pages on a Windows server, as they are more stable and most ASP components work specifically on Windows.
Also consider whether the web site uses a database, such as SQL and Access. Check that your web hosting provider offers support for the type of database your website requires.