Scripting allows additional features and interactivity to be added to websites.
Using database scripting languages such as ASP and PHP allow thousands
of pages to be easily maintained. Scripting also allows enhancement
of web pages and allows you a great deal of interactivity and
more importantly, customise your website by building unique applications
that will enhance your user experience.
An example could be a customised e-Commerce store, a product
review site or a travel booking engine just to name a few. Also,
with the introduction of mobile applications, scripts allow you
to extend your reach to a bigger audience and in return make more
Active Server Pages (ASP) and ASP.NET Scripts
Microsoft's Active server page technology allows websites to
be developed using databases. The benefit of having pages using
this technology is that pages are generate dynamically and on
Free CGI and Perl Scripts
Common Gateway Interface (CGI) is a scripting technology written
in C and Perl. Before the iontroduction of scripting technologies
such as ASP and PHP CGI was the most popualr. Although not used
as much as a few years ago, cgi scripts are still widely used.
Free ColdFusion Scripts
Coldfusion is a scripting language that uses CFML (ColdFusion
Markup Language) which is used to write web applications. Originally
a product by Allaire it is now owned by Macromedia.
such as Internet Explorer and NEtscape Navigator (now Firefox).
to websites. For examples, menus can be added in the form of Dynamic
and also to perform other functiosn on webpages that maybe HTML
Free Java Server Pages (JSP)
Free PHP Scripts
If your hosting provider does not allow you to host scripts,
then a remotely hosted solution may be ideal for you. This usually
includes, formmal scripts, guestbooks, send to a friend and lots
more. Usually these are free but in return everytime a form is
processed they hosting provider will display a small advert.
Free C and C++ Scripts
C and C++ are one of the most powerful programming languages
ever created. C/C++ allows you to compile custom made bespoke
programs for websites and allow you to uplaod these to your web
server. Although not as popular as using PHP or ASP, there is
a niche demand for C/C++.
Basic Scripts & Code
Visual Basic is a advanced version of the prgramming language
"Basic" used a great deal in the 80's. Visual Basic
in a web environment is used very well in conuncion with Active
Server Pages (ASP) to create powerful web applications.
Free DHTML Scripts
Please see DHTML section in HTML
Anything that doesn't fit in the categories above will generally