install ASP? ASP is MS’s proprietary server generated page language (active server page, i believe). If you mean install the IIS server (MS’s web server that can server ASP pages) im pretty sure you can on professional and its probably on the Win XP CD. If you mean some sort of development environment (im pretty sure the major web development programs can handle it), then…uhhh… install it.
I’ve got Apache, PHP, and MySQL already installed on this computer (no problem). Thing is though that this computer is not on all the time. So, that’s why I want to do this in ASP, because all the free PHP hosts aren’t what I’m looking for. I have a Brinkster account (ASP/Access host for free). Since I don’t have enough time in school to do website stuff anyways, I figured do it at home. Reason for me wanting to install IIS/ASP on a PC is because I don’t want to have to log into Brinkster everytime, and plus it’d make it easier for me on a few levels.
Sorry if this is a bunch of rambling. I’m very tired today.
Well, WebMatrix is a free alternative to Visual Studio. It’s for ASP.NET development mostly… which is significantly different than ASP 3.0. I believe FIRST includes an academic copy of Visual Studio in the kit. If you have it, mise as well use it
Make sure you have the .NET framework on your system before installing WebMatrix or Visual Studio.
when you get tired of ASP 3 i highly suggest you move to ASP.NET…I used to mess with ASP 3.0 and it is very functional, but .NET is soooo much more powerful…NET you get a choice of languages too (C#, VB.NET, C++.NET, and J#) instead of what is essentially VBScript in ASP 3.0…
I’ve been thinking of that. The thing though is that Brinkster (as far as I know) doesn’t allow ASP.NET for free sites. I’d pay for hosting, but there’s reasons for me not (trust me, if I was to buy hosting…I’d be using PHP right now).
ASP3 is good enough for right now for what I need to do. I’m gonna start thinking of knowing .NET though pretty soon though.
maybe i am confused, but if you just want to learn about .NET, you can set it up on the existing IIS Server you are using for ASP 3.0 (trust me I have done it many times before)…and you don’t need VS.NET if you do not want, codebehinds are for the weak anyways, you can just do the .NET code in Notepad if that suits you…