Orion Technologies (a Minnesota
Company) provides Windows ASP Hosting to the Minneapolis-St.
Paul, Minnesota area from Blaine, Minnesota.
Our web servers were born to host
ASP applications: Featuring robust ASP Web Hosting servers
to handle the load, and running on the Windows Web Server hosting
platform that runs ASP - Active Server pages. All of our web
hosting plans fully support ASP applications.
Introduction to Active Server Pages
Active Server Pages (ASP) is a server-side scripting environment
that you can use to create and run dynamic, interactive Web Site
applications. With ASP, you can combine HTML pages, script commands,
and COM components to create interactive Web pages or powerful
Web-based applications, which are easy to develop and modify. For
the HTML Author, you will find that server-side scripts that run
on the Windows asp web hosting platform and written in ASP are
an easy way to begin creating more complex, real-world web site
If you have ever wanted to store HTML form information in a
database, personalize hosted Web sites according to visitor preferences,
or use different HTML features based on the browser, you will
find that ASP hosted web sites provide a compelling solution.
For example, previously, to process user input on the Web server
you would have had to learn a language such as Perl or C to build
a conventional Common Gateway Interface (CGI) application. With
ASP web hosting, however, you can collect HTML form information
and pass it to a database using simple server-side scripts embedded
directly in your HTML documents.
If you are already familiar with scripting languages such as
Microsoft VBScript or Microsoft® JScript® (JScript is
the Microsoft implementation of the ECMA 262 language specification),
you will have little trouble learning ASP Web Hosting. For the
Experienced Web Scripter Since ASP is designed to be language-neutral,
if you are skilled at a scripting language such as VBScript,
JScript, or PERL, you already know how to use Active Server Pages.
Whats more, in your ASP pages you can use any scripting language
for which you have installed a COM compliant scripting engine.
ASP comes with VBScript and JScript scripting engines, but you
can also install scripting engines for PERL, REXX, and Python,
which are available through third-party vendors. For the Web
Developer and Programmer If you develop back-end Web applications
in a programming language, such as Visual Basic, C++, or Java,
you will find ASP web hosting a flexible way to quickly create
Besides adding scripts to create an engaging HTML interface
for your application, you can build your own COM components hosted
on servers that support .asp web hosting. You can encapsulate
your application's business logic into reusable modules that
you can call from a script, from another component, or from another
The Active Server Pages Model A server-side script begins to
run when a browser requests an .asp file from your Web server.
Your Web server then calls ASP, which processes the requested
file from top to bottom, executes any script commands, and sends
a Web page to the browser. Because your scripts run on the server
rather than on the client, your Web server does all the work
involved in generating the HTML pages sent to browsers. Server-side
scripts cannot be readily copied because only the result of the
script is returned to the browser. Web site visitors cannot view
the script commands that created the page they are viewing.