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