Solved

Apache capabilities

Posted on 2004-05-01
4
233 Views
Last Modified: 2010-07-27
I have installed Apache for Windows.  Hosting a web page on my home PC (I have DSL so they gave me a static IP....nice).

There does not seem to be native support for ASP unless you (purchase?) ChilliSoft or something?

What language does ASP support natively (beyond just simple HTML)?

For example:

1)  JavaScript?
2)  Database (ADO, MS Access, SQL Server, MySQL)
3)  Server side scripting (PHP, perl)

What about hooking into my own custom DLL's, etc.?

Thanks,

Tom
0
Comment
Question by:knowlton
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
cracky earned 500 total points
ID: 10970291
ASP supports 2 types of coding, JScript and VBScript, while ASP.NET supports a whole bunch of additional languages like C#.

ASP is pretty crippled on Apache, even if you install ChiliSoft. You are better off choosing one platform or the other:

ASP:IIS
or
PHP:Apache

ASP is an interpreted scripting language, so cannot run other application types such as PHP, Perl. JavaScript is usually run on the client side, so the server setup is of no consequence.

If you are just starting out, may I recommend that you try Apache/MySQL/PHP instead of ASP. It's open source, so free to use and is much easier to get started than ASP:IIS in my opinion.

This tutorial at SitePoint should get you started:

http://www.sitepoint.com/article/driven-website-php-amp-mysql
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:knowlton
ID: 10979217
Does PHP support custom DLL's, etc?
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:knowlton
ID: 10979229
Does anyone ever write games in PHP?
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:cracky
ID: 10979288
DLLs are a Windows-specific thing. You could write shell scripts with extension .so and run them with PHP if you have the proper permisisons on your server. I'm also sure there are many games written with PHP.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

If you've heard about htaccess and it sounds like it does what you want, but you're not sure how it works... well, you're in the right place. Read on. Some Basics #1. It's a file and its filename is .htaccess (yes, with a dot in the front). #…
In Solr 4.0 it is possible to atomically (or partially) update individual fields in a document. This article will show the operations possible for atomic updating as well as setting up your Solr instance to be able to perform the actions. One major …
Along with being a a promotional video for my three-day Annielytics Dashboard Seminor, this Micro Tutorial is an intro to Google Analytics API data.
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…

803 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question