Website Scripting Languages
Hypertext Preprocessor, or PHP as its known is far more commonplace and widely used by database driven and static websites. It’s also the language that WordPress runs on and many other widely used website applications. We use PHP here on our website at WESH UK.
The PHP language also runs along side a database language such as MySQL, PostgreSQL or MariaDB. These are all database storage engines. Much like Microsofts MSSQL.
Active Server Pages, commonly referred to as ASP, is Microsoft’s solution to server-side scripting.
With simple HTML-only pages, the website user requests a web page from a server (some www.blah.com). The server just sends the page or file to the visitor, and the page is shown on the client’s browser.
What type of web hosting do you need?
2 main choices here. Microsoft’s licenced Active Server Pages or the free “PHP“. However, if you don’t know what you need then go with option 2, PHP Web Hosting.
- Microsoft’s language of “Active Server Pages” (.asp)
- The free Linux equivalent called “Hypertext Preprocessor” (.php)
- No website scripting languages required then pick option 2 for better value.
Have you hired an independent, reputable website developer or designer to code, design or assemble your website? We can advise you on what your web hosting options are based on the required website scripting languages.
What Website Scripting Languages do we provide at WESH UK?
We currently do not offer Windows Servers nor ASP hosting simply due to low demand and high cost.