This is a beginning tutorial for ASP, Active Sserver Page.

ASP pages, which can only be executed on a server or PC that has ASP installed, contains normal HTML, Javascript, etc. But in addition, the ASP pages, which have the extension of .asp, tells the server to pre-process any server-side code before displaying the page to the visitor.

ASP, or server-side code, is placed between the opening tag, less-than sign followed by the percent sign, and the closing tag, percent sign followed by the greater-than sign, e.g.

<%.... asp code here ...%>


.... asp code here ...

ASP can be anyplace in a web page, even within HTML statements. Comments within ASP is any text following a quote, ', e.g.

....code.... ' this is the code that is use here

Another important aspect of ASP code is that each line of code should be on the same line unless there is the continuation symbol, _, the underscore at the end of the line where the code should be continued, e.g.

....code.... _ ' this code is continued on the next line due to the underscore.
...continuation of code above....

ASP can be used to,

Please use the drop down menu at the top left to learn more about ASP. For more detailed information and other tutorials, use the links below.


If you have had any programming experience, e.g. C++, PHP, QuickBasic, Basic, Visual Basic, then this language will be very easy to learn and use. To see a comprehensive coverage of ASP, please see one or more of the following references:

To find more information or tutorials on ASP, go to and search for either ASP Tutorial or Active Server Page Tutorials.

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