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What are ASP files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ASP file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your ASP files.

What is an ASP file?

ASP stands for Active Server Page. Files that contain the .asp extension contain scripts which are used to generate HTML pages. In other words, when your web browser requests an .asp page, the web server will generate the content to display in the browser on-the-fly. The page is not just downloaded from the server, but built by the server for that specific user. ASP files are commonly used by sites that are hosted on Microsoft IIS servers.

When visiting a web page with a URL that ends in .asp, you know that you are on a website that is generated by a Microsoft server using ActiveX scripting. The ASP files that are used to create the page allow websites to remain dynamic without the need for re-coding or constant site updates.

How to open ASP files

We have identified two ASP openers that are compatible with this specific type of ASP file.

Programs that open files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified

Last updated: January 3, 2024

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of ASP files. Remember, different programs may use ASP files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Adobe DreamweaverAdobe DreamweaverUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Macromedia Dreamweaver MXMacromedia Dreamweaver MXUser submitted
Microsoft Web Platform ExtensionsMicrosoft Web Platform ExtensionsUser submitted
Xamarin StudioXamarin StudioUser submitted
BluefishBluefishUser submitted
Adobe GoLiveAdobe GoLiveDiscontinued
AlphaeditAlphaeditUser submitted
MonoDevelopMonoDevelopUser submitted
Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDevMacromedia Dreamweaver UltraDevUser submitted

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