ASP Introduction

ASP Introduction
ASP Introduction

 ASP Introduction

  • ASP is an old (but still powerful) tool for making dynamic Web pages.
  • ASP is a technology (much like PHP) for executing scripts on a web server.

Easy Learning with “Show Example”

  • This ASP tutorial contains hundreds of examples.
  • Our “Show Example” tool makes it easy to learn ASP, because it shows ASP code with parallel HTML output.


<!DOCTYPE html>
response.write(“My first ASP script!”)


My first ASP script!

What is ASP?

  • ASP stands for Active Server Pages
  • ASP is a Microsoft Technology
  • ASP is a program that runs inside a web server

 What is an ASP File?

  • An ASP file has the file extension “.asp”
  • An ASP file is just the same as an HTML file
  • An ASP file can contain server scripts in addition to HTML
  • Server scripts in an ASP file are executed on the server

Components of ASP:

  • Edit, change, add content, or customize any web page
  • Respond to user queries or data submitted from HTML forms
  • Access databases or other server data and return results to a browser
  • Provide web security since ASP code cannot be viewed in a browser
  • Offer simplicity and speed

 ASP Works

  • When a browser requests a normal HTML file, the server just returns the file.
  • When a browser requests an ASP file, the server passes the request to the ASP engine which reads the ASP file and executes the server scripts in the file.
  • Finally the ASP file is returned to the browser as plain HTML.