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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: ASP still IIS only ?!

    Hi,

    I have a question about asp.

    Is it true, that ASP still runs only under MS IIS ?
    A friend told me about some modules for apache and so on, but they are never as fast as MS IIS.. Is that true ?!

    thanks

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    The alternative options are Apache::ASP and ChiliASP, which both run on the *nix platform in apache.

    Apache::ASP - You have access to the basic ASP objects which you utilise in the PerlScript language. It's powerful but it's most definitely not VBScript which is the part many people seem to think ASP is

    ChiliASP - gives you access to the basic ASP objects but also VBScript. It's slower than ASP on the Windows platform and has all the bugs from IIS 3.0 and ASP 2.0 of which it was modelled on.

    If you want to use ASP use a Windows server and IIS. If you find yourself looking at one of those mentioned above..... what ya doin!!! start using PHP!!!!!
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    Yeh ASP is buggy as shite on anything other than a Windows platform...

    If u want to do any dev work for non-MS platforms I would have to say go with PHP.

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    PHP is also good on Windows, I am currently migrating my site from asp to php.
    If you don't like php for some reason, try jsp.

    The company where i work use chillisoft asp on a linux (variant unknown) and the guy who works with it loves it, but i've had no personal experience with it so can't comment. Oh the other thing is its commerical.

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    Just as a quick aside, you can use PerlScript as a scripting language in ASP.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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    Me looks around just to check my comment was read
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    think it was...but who knows. Have you had experience of chillisoft asp? if so is it any good. How do/can you use isapi plugins / iis type components?

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    Originally posted by JonathanB
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    I believe you were referring to Apache ASP. I was talking about classic ASP

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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    PerlScript (which requires ActiveState Perl to be installed) just gives you access to the ASP intrinsic objects using a perl like language. Which is the whole aim of Apache::ASP

    With ChiliASP I don't believe you can use any ISAPI plugins or components... I might be wrong though.
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