Dr. Mark Humphrys

School of Computing. Dublin City University.

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Dynamic pages - server-side

Dynamic pages: Page is built by a program (rather than static pre-built page).

Where should the program to build the page be run? On the server or client? Or both?

When should the program run on the server?
Basically: If it has to run on the server. Can't run on client.
e.g. Interact with server database.





Introduction to server-side scripting with PHP

PHP is far from the only server-side technology. But it is widespread and popular.


Generic server-side scripting

CGI (Common Gateway Interface) is the oldest way of putting a program on the server side.


Java server-side


Microsoft ASP


Javascript server-side




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On the Internet since 1987.

Wikipedia: Sometimes I link to Wikipedia. I have written something In defence of Wikipedia. It is often a useful starting point but you cannot trust it. Linking to it is like linking to a Google search. A starting point, not a destination. I automatically highlight in red all links to Wikipedia and Google search and other possibly-unreliable user-generated content.