Scripting Languages

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What is a scripting language?  It is programming language embedded in your web wages that control the way your web pages interact with the users and with the database.  There are several popular scripting languages, such as Visual Basic Script (VB Script), Java Script, PHP and Perl.  Many people think ASP is a scripting language, but actually it is not.  It stands for Active Server Pages, and it is more like a framework than a scripting language.  In actuality ASP pages may be coded in either VB script or Java Script.

 

dbQwikSite can generate ASP pages with VB Script, VB.net and PHP pages.  It also generates some Java Scripts, that runs to your browser.  The scripts generated by dbQwikSite take care of all your user and database interactions.

 

It is quite common for people to associate Scripting languages to operating systems.  But in actuality some scripting languages can run on different operating systems and under certain web servers.

 

Language

Web Server

Operating System

Comments

ASP - VB

IIS

Windows

Standard in IIS server - Recommended

ASP - VB

dbQwikWebServer

Windows

Only for PC Testing. - Recommended

PHP

IIS

Windows

Requires additional installation of PHP for IIS.

PHP

Apache

Linux

Usually Standard on Linux - Recommended

ASP - VB

Apache

Linux

Requires ChiliSoft ASP Installed. NOT Recommended