What's a .asp file extension
Person: Guest | Posted: 09.24.09
Question: Im new to webmastering, trying to build my first dynamic html page. The tutorial has me create a document called helloworld.asp its supposed to show hello world on the screen.
The issue is that when i open it it either bugs out or forces me to download the file. I want to open it on the internet so it will work correctly. How do i do this, can you help me please.
Staffer: Matt | Posted: 09.24.09
Answer: Hello Anisah and welcome to WhatsAFile.com .asp stands for Active Server Pages. A file with an .asp file extension is an active server page file. So what this means essentually is that they are server side pages. This means they need to be proccessed on the server. So you have 2 options really. If you are running Windows XP Professional you can install IIS. Just google how to install IIS on windows xp. Your other option is to ftp or upload that file to a remote server that has iis on it. If you rent server space you will need to ask your host about this.
ASPX is the newer ASP.NET version of active server pages. I think this also requires that the user has .net framework installed for non web apps like .exe files. this is a whole other story however.
Hope that helps, if not email me back.
Before you try anything you should think about doing a free scan for .asp related registry errors. This will ensure your computer is ready to precede.