: What is ASP and how does it work?<br>
It depends on which ancronym you are using.<br>
Active Server Pages is code developed by Microsoft that allows you to makes queries to a database then display the results. Acutally there is a lot more to it than this, but a further explanation requires you to do some reading and studying.<br>
Application Service Provider is almost defined within itself, so I'll give an example. As broadband access becomes more prevalent, the possiblities expand, such as hosting word processing application that has a pay per usage system rather than making you buy the program for $300+. Also, you would save yourself from having to upgrade any software.