ASP web hosting means to web hosting companies who provide support for ASP (Active Server Page). If we want a dynamic data-driven web site we may wish to embed ASP code into our web site’s HTML Pages.But how it take place?
When a user is viewing a web site that is developed using ASP, the pages can change depending on the actions of the user.
ASP code allows us to link our web pages to a database, where users can interact with the web page by logging in and using their own personal settings or they can interactively place orders on our web site.
ASP stands for Active Server Pages. Active Server Pages are HTML pages with embedded ASP scripts that are processed on the server before the page is sent to the user.
ASP allows us to create dynamic database driven pages, a user can access data in a database, and interact with page objects such as Active X or Java components.
When we type a URL in the Address Box or click on a web page we are asking the web server to send a file to our computer, if the file is standard HTML, then, when our web browser receives the web page it will look exactly the same as it did on the web server.
If an ASP file is sent to our computer from the web server, firstly, the server will run the HTML code, and then, run the ASP code.
We will need to find a web host who will host our website on a Windows 2000 server. It is safer to host our ASP pages on a Windows 2000 server as they are more stable and most ASP components work with IIS,specific to Windows.
we also need to consider if our web site uses a database and then be sure our web host provides support for the type of database our web site uses.