Full form of ASP is Active Server Page.

The Full form of ASP is Active Server Page. ASP was developed to allow programmers to create a dynamic website by Microsoft. It is the first server side script engine and now has been superseded by ASP.NET. ASP is a HyperText Markup Language (HTML) page that includes one or more than one scripts. Scripts are processed on a web server by an ASP interpreter by using input requested for a page to access data from a database before delivering it to the receiver. ASP is able to support multiple programming languages like C# and JavaScript.

It is also similar to other scripting languages just like JSP, and PHP. You are visiting an ASP page when your browser URL show an “.aspx” or “.asp” suffix. It is a feature of Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Server), but it is supported by all the browsers as it handles HTML page. A person can create an ASP file just by including VBScript or Jscript in an HTML file. In comparison to CGI and Perl, it is simple and provides a greater speed. It is also much secured as ASP code can’t be viewed because it is hidden in the browser. ASP can also change or add the content of the web page.