1. My ASP doesn't work! Why?|
People find some cool scripts here on haneng.com, they download
them and try to run them in their browser. The problem is that
HTML. ASP stands for Active Server Pages!!! No server,
no active pages. It's as simple as that. That brings us to question number two:
2. How do I run ASP?
You have 4 choices:
1. Rent web space from an ASP enabled host (some ASP hosts are free)
2. If you have Windows NT or Windows 2000 you can use IIS (Internet Information Server)(free)
3. If you have Win95/Win98/WinME use PWS (Personal Web Server)(free).
4. If you have Linux or another UNIX OS you can buy ChiliASP
If you have Win95/Win98 or Win NT you must download NT Option Pack (this is not an typo, it is called NT Option Pack for Win95/Win98 also).
Some Win98 CDs have PWS on them. You can download NT OptionPack
from Microsoft for free, but it is a big download (30-70MB).
Microsoft says that PWS is
not supported in Windows ME (meaning ASP is not supported), but I have manged to run PWS on
my home PC wich runs WinME. What I did was to download the NT OptionPack
for Win95 and installed it. The first time I got a lot of error messages during installations and PWS
would not function correctly. I then installed it again and got some more error messages, but PWS worked.
If this method will work for you I don't know, but it is worth a try.
3. How do I get my webserver "online"?
If you got the machine
with your webserver connected to the internet your webserver is online.
People just have to open their browser and type in your IP address.
4. Can I get free "ASP space"?
Yes, but remember that you get what you pay for:
List of free ASP hosts
5. What ASP books do you recommend?
I recommend these books!
6. What tools do I need for ASP?/What editor do you use?
All you need is a texteditor, I use Editpad.
7. Where do I start?
Try the haneng.com lessons! I would recommend to start with
Lesson 1: Intro to ASP and then
Lesson 5: An intro to VBScript!
8. What is ASP+/ASP.NET?
.NET is the new vision of Microsoft and it is said to be a transition at the magnitude of
the switch from DOS to Windows in 1990 and it is claimed that the .NET Framework
introduces a completely new model for the programming and deployment of
Read more about .NET
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