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Server Side Programming Languages
« on: September 30, 2007, 02:33:01 PM »
PHP can run on both Unix and Windows servers, which makes it more accessible than its Windows counterpart, Active Server Pages (ASP). Most full-service web design firms will have at least one PHP guru.

PHP uses are widespread, and can include any kind of server functionality that takes user’s input and displays or manipulates the input. Some pertinent examples of such work are message boards, auction sites, shopping carts, and more. There are numerous free (open-source) scripts out there for PHP newbies to use. This synopsis is meant to serve only as a gateway to other works; although the main goal is to give a reader enough information so they can make educated decisions about what their web developer should do. For those looking to get into PHP, there are many free tutorials and primers out there: http://www.4webhelp.net/tutorials/php/basics.php is a pertinent example.

PHP generally uses the mySQL database system. MySQL is a server-side system that is included on many Unix, and some Windows servers.

On the other hand, Active Server Pages runs – for the most part – solely on Windows servers. This can cause some problems. Windows hosting or private servers generally cost more than Unix servers, making it less accessible than PHP. Like PHP, ASP can do just about anything. There are considerably fewer open-source scripts written in ASP, another testament to its inaccessibility. For those interested in ASP, here’s a great free tutorial: http://www.w3schools.com/asp/default.asp.

ASP can use many different database systems. Many users prefer Microsoft Access. Access, unlike MySQL, offers a what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) editor as part of Microsoft’s Office suite. In fact, you may already have a copy of Microsoft Access on your computer and not even know it. Its uses aren’t limited to databasing, it’s also used as a basic spreadsheet application for those who need a more programmer-friendly environment than Excel. ASP can also work well with MSSQL or MySQL.

A third programming language with burgeoning popularity is Asynchronous Javascript and XML. AJAX, as it’s commonly referred to, creates interactive web programs just like its cousins ASP and PHP. AJAX uses XHTML and CSS, along with the Javascript Document-Object Model to create interactive pages designed for speed and overall usability. Although AJAX hasn’t gained the acclaim of PHP and ASP, its future is certainly bright. AJAX Basics - http://dhtmlnirvana.com/ajax/ajax_tutorial/

It’s difficult to say which of the three programming languages, or the numerous others for that matter, is the best. There will always be disputes, and no standard is set. With the varying interpretations of what a programming language should be, predilections to PHP or ASP arise. PHP is certainly more widely used, but isn’t necessarily the best. When a site is being created to be interactive, a professional can give an educated opinion on which technology should be used

David Davis, is the lead developer and project manager of PHPZEN PHP script. For more information visit http://www.phpzen.com

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Re: Server Side Programming Languages
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010, 10:56:09 AM »
There are so many languages which are server side. There will always be conflicts, and no standard is set. With different interpretations of what a programming language should be, the love of PHP or ASP arise. PHP is certainly more widespread, but is not necessarily the best. When a site is designed to be interactive, giving a professional opinion on which technology should be used. 

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Re: Server Side Programming Languages
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2010, 02:21:24 PM »
PHP generally uses MySQL database system. MySQL is a server-side, which includes many Unix and some Windows servers. There are so many languages for which the server side.

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Re: Server Side Programming Languages
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2010, 06:54:22 PM »
Server-side programming language is a technology of the web server when a user request is fulfilled by running a script directly on the Web server to generate dynamic Web pages. It is commonly used to provide interactive Web sites that interface to databases or other data stores.

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Re: Server Side Programming Languages
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2010, 02:08:44 PM »
PHP generally uses MySQL database system. MySQL is a server-side, which includes many Unix and some Windows servers. There are so many languages for which the server side.

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Re: Server Side Programming Languages
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2011, 11:04:34 AM »
Server-side programming languages are scripts that are executed on the server,server side scripting languages makes it possible to create advanced web sites.there are many server side programming language are available like ASP.net,PHP,JSP,Perl,Python, etc.

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Re: Server Side Programming Languages
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2013, 01:09:08 PM »
Server side programming is usually used to provide interface and to limit client access to proprietary databases or other data sources. PHP is one of the best example of server side programming which is run on all browsers and is compatible of cross-platform.

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