Server side programming

Server-Side Programming describes any code/software/scripts that are executed by the web server. Since these applications reside on the server they can interface with other server-side resources such as e-mail and databases.

Typical use of server-side programming:

  • Personalized page content to the user's needs
  • Enable the web browser to act as a database interface
  • shopping carts

Server-Side Programming Types

  • Server-side scripts Programs that build dynamic web pages
  • Server pages Web pages that have scripts embedded to created dynamic content

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