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Microsoft: ASP (Active Server Pages) FAQ

ASP 101

What is required to run ASP by kb244
Posted: 23 Apr 01

Some of the other FAQ may mention this, but in my opinion there seems to be a growing number of users who do not realize the reasources required for running ASP (Active Server Pages)

there are three major things (3rd one optional, but recomended)

1. A Server
   The Server must be one of the 2
   Windows NT 4 w/ SP4 or higher
   Windows 2000
   Win98 (read info in #2)

2. A WebServer installed on the server
   WinNT4 must have IIS4 installed
   Windows 2000 must have IIS5 installed

   Any non-server Windows OS, can use PWS as an ASP hosting
   but this is highly unrecomended, as it is basically an
   unsecure toy that only allows 10 connections at a time

3. A IDE (Interface Development Enviroment , I get that right?)
   Two development enviroments I am familiar with are
   Borland UltraDev
   Microsoft Visual Interdev (most popular and recomended)

if you are wondering, if your free hosting provider (geocities, tripod, freeservers, etc) supports ASP, the answer is 99% no.

however there is only one (semi-reliable) hosting provider for free, that supports ASP (with limitations) and thats brinkster.com

Note: It is possible to run ASP off a Unix server, however this requires that Apache webserver is installed, and includes the patch/update from I belive chilesoft that allows Apache to execute ASP, this is in my opinion, much more of a beta/experimental than PWS, although I have heard it is least more secure than using PWS(Personal Web Server)

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