ASP was released to work on NT Server 4.0 in 1996 as a scripting language used to deliver dynamic content to web users. The take up of ASP has been significant over the past 6 years with a large proportion of dynamic sites now being written in this way.
ASP is very popular with developers and it has undoubtedly brought many benefits to websites. However, it is now an older technology and is being replaced by ASP.Net. .Net has all the benefits of ASP, together with improved security, scalability, reliability, flexibility and interoperability of applications.
IT Companies developing solutions for business in ASP could reduce their development time and cost significantly by migrating their customers to .NET.
The Benefits for Business
Security: - Software companies who provide their own hosting have an obligation to their clients to provide sufficient security to ensure that the client's data is not compromised. Microsoft have received very little positive media coverage relating to the security of their systems. Sites hosted using ASP have had numerous security alerts over the past 6 years which have been corrected through the use of service packs. The .NET framework provides a new security approach which provides more clear and powerful control over application security. This reduces the risk for companies hosting web sites as they can feel more confident about the risk posed by security attacks and in some cases can protect companies if their terms and conditions do not cover them against the risk of security breaches.
Performance: - IT Hardware is expensive - a factor that has to be considered when hosting an application for a business. The .NET platform utilises the IT hardware more efficiently, thus significantly improving performance. This reduces the cost required to make a large application run acceptably and increases the number of applications that can be simultaneously hosted on a single machine. Read More...