I was using PHP to link a form on my webpage to my database but have been banned from using it. I have to come up with 3 alternatives.
Can someone give me some of the pros and cons of using ASP, ASP.net?
are there any others?
I also need to know a little about any further software that would be required.
also any costs?
Many coders such as myself started out with Access and VBA, and ASP with VBScript is a natural extension of that. Also in terms of developer support it seems like there are a lot more ASP help sites than there are in PHP but of course a big part of that is probably because the www.php.net site is so awesome.
And why use ASP when there is ASP.NET?
But if you're used to PHP, I'd really think about switching Web hosts.
For a low-priced Web host you may want to look into www.best-machine.com where currently for $4.50/mo total you can set up 5 domains (i.e. separate Web sites).
I've used them for some low-priced situations although if you need SSL they may not be what you're looking for.
And you could buy your domains from a domain registrar such as www.godaddy.com.