Server Side Scripts
What Are Server Side Scripts?
As the name implies, they are scripts that are housed on the server itself. This type of scripting option generally uses less of your visitors resources and is less dependent on a user's specific browsers.
Advantages of Server Side Scripts:
Since server side scripts run on the server they generally have more flexibility than client side scripts since you have a greater range of files that they can access and more variety of scripting languages to choose from. Some examples of scripting languages that you can use with server side scripts include Java, PHP, Perl, Python, and VBScript among others.
Examples of Applications for Server Side Scripts:
There are a lot of options for using server side scripts including some of the following frequently used applications:
- Encrypting and Password Protection
- Searching a Database on the Server
- Processing an Online Form