A request from a beginer


#1

Hello All,
I Just registered a domain name and getting into the web hosting. I need to know does Dream host support
PHP and CGI, ASP.
I am kind of thinking PHP and CGI are allowed but not ASP. Can some one confirm?

Any good reference materials for PHP and CGI
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Thanks,
Xquit.
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http://www.eartop.com


#2

Correct. DreamHost uses Debian Linux on their servers and do not support ASP.

I am still a beginner with PHP, coming from ‘traditional’ languages such as C/C++ and Pascal, but I have found the most useful PHP resource to be the PHP manual :slight_smile:

http://au2.php.net/manual/en/

Mark


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#3

Thanks a lot.

Thanks,
Xquit

http://www.eartop.com


#4

if you are looking for a good host that has ASP i would suggest fasthosts.co.uk
I used them for 6 years before I moved to dreamhost and not once had any kind of problem or downtime.


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#5

I agree with Raz2133 in that the php.net site is a great resource. You can download the manual from http://www.php.net/download-docs.php but something else that is useful to know is that you can easily look up functions by doing http://www.php.net/function, replacing function as appropriate.

For instance: http://www.php.net/sprintf gives you info on sprintf (string print function, for formatting strings).

If you are looking for a step-by-step guide and have no experience with any other programming language, http://www.w3schools.com/php/default.asp covers all the basics and you can build on your knowledge from there.

Check out Gordaen’s Knowledge, the blog, and the MR2 page.


#6

If you would rather read a book, do a search on Amazon and you will be flooded with books on php and cgi.
Of the books I purchased from amazon, I liked:
Programming php by O’reilly books
php cookbook by O’reilly
php bible by Wiley

Silk