Web Hosting Technology
This section describes some of the most commonly used host technologies.
The Windows host is a host service that runs on the Windows operating system.
If you use ASP as a server script, or plan to use Microsoft's Access or SQL Server database, you should choose the Windows platform's host. In addition, if you plan to use Microsoft Front Page to develop websites, Windows hosts are also the best choice.
Unix hosts are host services that run on Unix operating systems.
Unix is the first (or original) web server operating system and is known for its reliability and stability. And the price is usually lower than Windows.
Linux hosts are hosted services that run on Linux operating systems.
Web pages can be executed as CGI scripts. CGI scripts can be executed on the server to generate dynamic interactivity pages.
Most ISPs will provide some level of support for CGI. And many provide pre-installed runnable guestbooks, page counters, and chat / forum solutions written in CGI.
CGI is most commonly used on Unix or Linux servers.
ASP - Active Server Pages
ASP is a server-side scripting technology developed by Microsoft Corporation.
ASP is a standard component in Windows 95, 98, 2000, and XP. Activate ASP on all computers running Windows.
Many hosting providers provide ASP support, and ASP technology is already very popular in China.
Like ASP, PHP is also a server-side scripting language that you can use to create dynamic web pages by putting script code inside an HTML page. Before the page is returned to the browser, the code is first executed by the server.
PHP is great for web development, with embedded PHP code in HTML code.
PHP syntax is similar to Perl and C.
On various operating systems, PHP is often used with Apache (web server). It also supports ISAPI and Microsoft's Windows IIS.
PHP supports many databases such as MySQL and Informix, Oracle, SYBASE, Solid, PostgreSQL, Generic ODBC and more.
JSP is a ASP-like server-side technology developed by SUN.
Using JSP, you can create dynamic pages by putting Java code in HTML pages. Before the page is returned to the browser, the code is also executed by the server first.
Because JSP uses Java, this technique is not limited to any server platform.
Cold Fusion is another server-side scripting language used to create dynamic web pages.
Cold Fusion was developed by Macromedia.
Chili! Soft ASP
Microsoft's ASP technology can only run on the Windows platform.
However, Chili! Soft ASP is a software product that enables ASP to run on UNIX and other platforms.
Microsoft Expression Web
Expression Web Website design tool developed by Microsoft.
Expression Web makes it easy for beginner developers to develop websites.
If you plan to use Expression Web, you need to see the Windows hosting solution.
Dreamweaver is a website design tool owned by Adobe Systems.
In the case of users do not have in-depth web development knowledge, you can use Dreamweaver to develop a website.
Dreamweaver runs on both Mac and Windows operating systems.
A secure server can encrypt the transmitted data.
If you plan to do online credit card transactions or other types of web communications that need to be protected against unauthorized access, your ISP must provide a secure server.