i want to develop a simple website and make use of the web-hosting service provided by some vendor. however i want to do the web development myself.
what programming language (php, asp, sql) and services needed from the web-hosting provider to support the following:
1. i want to have a form on my webpage and whenever user click submit, an email to a certain recipient will be generated that contains whatever user has fill in at the form
2. i want to have a few restricted webpages. so when a public user is trying to access the pages, he will be prompted to enter user name plus password (in a form, most likely), and if he's authorized, he will be able to see those restricted webpages.
how do i implement those features? i'm new at this thing.. i only developed static webpages.. so dunno what to ask from the web-hosting provider as well.. please give me some direction so that i will know what language to use, what do i need to request from the provider.
THANKS a million!!!