Page of Active Servant (ASP by their abbreviations in English that means “Page Active Server”) or ASP Classic, is the first technology of Microsoft of the type “side of servant” for pages Web that are generated of dynamic way, as for example it makes language PHP, but of alternative way. It allows to create this type of pages Web using HTML, scripts and components of re-usable ActiveX servant.
It was sent at first like a Annex to Internet Information Services (IIS) through Windows NT 4,0, but later it was included like a free component of Server Windows, from Windows 2000. Although it is the most popular platform to lodge sites in ASP, also implementations for Unix and Linux exist.
ASP is used to complement HTML to manage to make one more interactive and functional a page. It owns the codes and traditional labels and, additionally, it has scripts or programs that are executed in a servant before being in the screen of the user. When the user asks for a file .asp, the servant interprets the asked for commandos or the instructions of programming that contains script soon and show the resulting page in code HTML. With the coming of Web 2,0, that is to say, the social applications where the same users are able to create or to modify part of the content of the pages in the Internet, this type of technologies, altogether with the use of data bases (like MySQL), are a necessity.
The last version of classic ASP is ASP 3,0 that counts on a series of integrated objects that own each, several useful functionalities for the creation of dynamic pages Web. The seven objects are Application, ASPError, Recuest, Response, Server, Session and ObjectContext.