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    purchase just asp/database support?

    I have a super cheap webserver that Im set up at, have plenty of space, love the company, don't particulary want to move. However I've recently grown to the point of wanting to incorporate some ASP/database onto the site. Is there any services that provide you access to just those things, rather then the whole package?

    I know this is an obscure request. But figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.

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    I use Web hosts where I can put more than one domain on the one account.

    So often I have a client with a site (and I'm just making this up here) called www.blahblahblah.com but they are on a non-Windows Web host that doesn't allow ASP and they don't want to move.

    Then I might go out and buy www.blahblahblah.info and put the database stuff there for them on my account for the time being. And the *.info stuff would have the same look as the *.com stuff.

    Many users might not even realize that they are technically leaving the site while on the database-oriented pages as these pages also often show the menus at the left and/or have other links back to the "real" site.
    J. Paul Schmidt
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    interesting. so I know why I would want to use such an approach, but why do you? what's the benefits?

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    susancbk,
    Are you developing a site for a customer or is this for your own
    personal use?

    I was going to go along with the other post and say that if its for
    personal use, and you just want to mess around with asp and the
    database stuff that there are a couple of free asp hosts that
    are available. Now i say use this for personal use becaues they
    usually put there name on the page. But again for testing and development, its not a bad idea.

    Then if you need something more full time, get a host that supports
    asp. Now i think the difference between the free and the pay host is
    that the pay host may have like sql server 2000 or somethings along
    these lines for installed on the server
    where as with the free sites, chances are you
    will have to put your own access database up.

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    Originally posted by susancbk
    interesting. so I know why I would want to use such an approach, but why do you? what's the benefits?
    As I mentioned often I have a client with a site on a non-Windows Web host that doesn't allow ASP and they don't want to move. But they DO want to add some database features to the site using ASP pages and perhaps an underlying Access database.

    (And as lmf232s pointed out the more usual approach would be to upgrade to a Windows Web host that allows ASP pages.)
    Last edited by Bullschmidt; 01-21-2005 at 02:53 PM.
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