Classic ASP

Is classic ASP supported on Apache web servers?

If so, how long will it continue to be supported?

Thanks
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAsked:
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Big MontyWeb Ninja at largeCommented:
you can run classic asp on Apache using open software such as Apache ASP:

http://www.apache-asp.org/

as for how long classic asp will be supported, generally speaking, I read an article online that MS plans to extend the end of life date to 10 years after windows 8 was release, which was a year or two ago. In my humble opinion, I don't think it's going anywhere soon, too many sites rely on it. It's been around for years and is extremely stable (although developmental support for it has stopped). I just think there are too many sites out there that have a "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality, and won't change unless absolutely necessary.
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAuthor Commented:
To Big Monty,

This is a bit aside from the point of my question but I spoke with GoDaddy (where the site is hosted), they said "as long as the classic ASP is compatible with aps.net version 5, it is OK.

How can I determine if that's the case (or not)?

Thanks
Big MontyWeb Ninja at largeCommented:
classic asp doesn't need asp.net to work, it's completely independent of it. The person you spoke with at GD gave you the wrong info.

classic asp needs a web server to run, ideally IIS as that was what it was originally designed and run on. It runs on all current versions of IIS, although in IIS 7+8, it is not turned on by default, so you'll need to do that manually.

if you're on a windows system, you're all set to go (with the exception of turning it on). if you're on Apache, you're best bet is using the Apache ASP info I gave you. ASP .NET (any version) will not impact you running classic asp

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Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Big Monty

That's what I thought, .NET is a separate entity.
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAuthor Commented:
My problem is not solved, but you answered what I asked.

Thanks
Big MontyWeb Ninja at largeCommented:
what issues are you running into?
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
http://www.apache-asp.org/ is Not for Classic ASP, it is for Perl.  From their home page...

This module works under the Apache Web Server with the mod_perl module enabled.
There used to be a program / interpreter to run Classic ASP on Apache and Linux but it has been gone for at least ten years.
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