Server Side Include - ASP? Help!

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  1. DeathStar1

    DeathStar1 Producer

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    Hi all,

    I currently use frames on my 100+ Pages website, but I want to make it look a bit more pro, and be a bit nicer looking on peoples computers, so I was told to learn ASP.

    Anyone know any good websites that give detailed instructions on how to get it running for an IIS webserver?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Kevin P

    Kevin P Screenwriter

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    If you have IIS 4.0 (WinNT) or IIS 5.0 (Win2K) the ASP support should be built in. IIS comes with Win2K, if you have NT you can get the NT 4.0 Option Pack from Microsoft to add IIS 4.0 to NT.

    Basically you'd create ASP files instead of HTM files and would embed VBScript code within them inside "" tags. Visual Interdev, a part of Visual Studio 6.0, makes it easier to set up and debug ASP sites, but you can do it with any text editor, even Notepad or Wordpad.

    The ASP scripts are executed by the server, which are used to generate standard HTML which is then passed to the user's browser.

    You'll probably want to pick up a good ASP book at your favorite book store, so you can get the gist of how to do it.

    KJP
     
  3. Chad Ellinger

    Chad Ellinger Second Unit

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  4. Daren Welsh

    Daren Welsh Supporting Actor

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    Just as a side note, you're not restricted to ASP. I used to host my site locally with Win2k/IIS and I just installed a PHP thingy so I could host PHP pages (sorry, I don't know the correct terminology for a service that runs to host server-executed php scripts). You could also probably do CFM scripting, but I haven't dabbled in that ... yet.
     

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