JSP File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a JSP file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .JSP files.

What is a JSP file?

JSP stands for Java Server Pages. Files that contain the .jsp file extension are server-generated web pages. These JSP pages are very similar to ASP and PHP page files, however, instead of containing ActiveX or PHP code, the JSP file contains Java code.

When a user's computer sends the JSP file to the Web server, the JSP file is then parsed and will generate a HTML code that is sent back to the user's PC. Web developers use JSP files to create dynamic website pages that are based on XML, HTML and other document formats.

The JSP file format was developed in order to address the fact that people felt that Java didn't provide application developers with enough support for Web development purposes.

How to open JSP files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension JSP for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different JSP openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension JSP

While we know of one file format using the .JSP file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .JSP file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Adobe DreamweaverAdobe DreamweaverUser submitted
Macromedia Dreamweaver MXMacromedia Dreamweaver MXUser submitted
Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
BracketsBracketsUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Microsoft Visual Studio CodeMicrosoft Visual Studio CodeUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
Notepad++Notepad++User submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with JSP-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with JSP-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!