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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by brendanrtg, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. brendanrtg

    brendanrtg Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2006
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    We have clients asking ig its possible to run ASP on cpanel servers.

    Anyone any experence?
    How do we go about enabling that?
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  2. monaghan

    monaghan Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2004
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    There are some solutions to offer ASP, however most people don't understand that there's a difference between ASP and the VBScript that most people write their ASP web pages in.

    A few years ago, there was a Sun owned ASP solution with a port of VBScript.

    If someone really wants ASP hosting, then they really want a Windows system, we offer Linux & Windows to our customers, then they have the choice.
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  3. impactgc

    impactgc Member

    Sep 16, 2005
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    I would also recommend using a windows server for asp code. The third party applications for linux may not work 100% with your code.

    Good luck

  4. Spiral

    Spiral BANNED

    Jun 24, 2005
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    Just to chime in here ...

    Most hosts (including windows hosts) dropped support for ASP about 3 years ago
    following an extreme decline in interest in the language. Microsoft released
    ASP.NET which bought some more time for ASP but not enough to ever revive
    it's former popularity of days past.

    Today, ASP for all practical purposes is DEAD and the number of programmers
    and hosts still supporting ASP and ASP.NET are very much an extremely small
    minority comparitively speaking to the current popularity and global support
    of PHP and rising popularity newcomers on the market, Python and Ruby.

    With all that said, there are still 2 specific groups that still use ASP despite
    it effective DEATH and those 2 groups remain really as the only
    remaining real support for the language in the world:

    1. Academia - Colleges take 5 years on average to develop curriculum and
    in this case, they are currently lagging far behind the technology curve of the
    real world and teaching students that ASP is the next big language not
    realizing it already came, lived it's life, and died!

    2. Corporate Business - Many larger companies spent a great deal of money
    developing their ASP applications during ASP's popular hay day and now try
    to support those original applications as long as they can in an effort to try
    to avoid having to pay to re-develop everything. However, the window on this
    hold out is closing very rapidly and these business will ultimately have no
    choice but to go ahead and port their software to something more current.

    Those customers who fall under those 2 groups are going to have a hard time
    finding hosting that is going to become increasingly more difficult and cannot
    use any hosts that are setup with Cpanel as it was designed mainly for Linux
    and ASP really needs a MS Windows based server.
  5. nyjimbo

    nyjimbo Well-Known Member

    Jan 25, 2003
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    New York

    The problem here is not about the popularity of ASP and its related software, its that SOME people demand it as an option for future use. We get people all the time who say "Do you support ASP (.net1.x/.net2.x) ?". We do run two HELM servers with .NET 2.0 so we can handle them. Also keep in mind that Microsoft's "Expression Web" Designer requires ".NET" for many functions so if you dont have a .ASP/.NET box you will lose those customers. As Microsoft continues to dominate the PC software market they will continue to migrate their "world" to the .NET2.0 and .NET3.0 environment.

    Personally I hate having to look at our W2K3 boxes, they are nothing but trouble, but we make tens of thousands of dollars a year hosting ASP/.NET sites and we would lose that as well as those "thinking" about using ASP if we didnt have it.
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