ASP - Active Server Page

What is a ASP file

Files with the ASP extension are assigned to websites that have been generated by a server. These kind of web pages are typically used by websites hosted by Microsoft servers (IIS-based) and sites running on the ASP.NET framework. Any web browser or text editor is able to open ASP files. The ASP format preceded the ASPX format.

ASP web pages contain code and scripts written in different coding languages like C# or JavaScript. ASP files are parsed on the Microsoft server they are hosted on. This way, HTML code is generated that is then sent to the browser of the client. Thus, the client never gets to see the actual code of the ASP file, but the generated HTML code only.

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open ASP documents:

  • Adobe Dreamweaver (Windows & Mac)
  • Adobe Fireworks (Windows & Mac)
  • ES-Computing EditPlus (Windows)
  • Microsoft IIS (Windows)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio (Windows)
  • Microsoft Visual Web Developer (Windows)
  • Any Web Browser
  • Any Text Editor
Extension ASP
MIME type text/html, text/asp, application/x-asp, application/x-asap
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