Active Server Pages web hosting refers to cheap free web hosting
companies that offer ASP support for websites. 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 the user to create dynamic database driven pages. The user can access data in a database, and interact with page objects such as Active X or Java components.
ASP support is ideal for websites that require a dynamic, data-driven website. In such cases, ASP code is required to be embedded into the website’s HTML pages. ASP code allows the users to link their web pages to a database, wherein users can then interact with the web pages and by using their personal settings, they can log in and place orders on the website.
How does ASP (Active Server Pages) Work?
When users types the URL in the address box or clicks on a specific web page, a request is sent to the web server to send the file to their computer. In case of a standard HTML file, your web browser will receive the file and it will appear exactly as it did on the web server. However if an ASP file is sent to your computer from the web server, then the server will run the HTML code; and run the ASP code (the ASP code could be the current date, or time; and other such information).
A user who requires ASP support from their cheap ftp hosting
provider must ensure that the feature is included within the given hosting package. The web hosting provider will then in all probability be hosting your website on a Windows 2000 server. This is primarily because it is safer to host the ASP pages on a Windows 2000 server as they are more stable and most ASP components work with IIS (Internet Information Services), specific to Windows. The user must also ensure if their website utilizes a database like SQL, Access etc. and then ask their web hosting provider if they offer support for the type of database that is utilized by their website.
Most quality cheap host providers do offer ASP support and the feature is usually included within the hosting package and does not come with an additional fee. However, it is advisable to check with your hosting provider if ASP support is included with the hosting package. Usually, web hosting may offer these features as additional or add-on features, which could turn out to be more expensive. It is only wise to consider a cost-effective hosting package that can offer support for various website requirements.
Therefore, do your research well and make a well-informed decision when it comes to choosing a web-hosting provider. Take into account all aspects of web hosting requirements for your website and set yourself a budget. Consider signing up for companies who have garnered certain repute in the industry and has preferable set unprecedented standards in the hosting industry.