SERVER SIDE SCRIPTING
Rajishma T Nair
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• Static web pages
– Static means unchanged or constant.
– Static web pages contain the same prebuilt content each time
the page is loaded.
• Dynamic webpages
– Dynamic means changing or lively.
– The content of dynamic web pages can be generated on the
Client side scripting
client side scripting is used when the user browser already
has all the code &the page is altered on the basis of the users
The web server executes the client side scripting that resides
at the users computer.
Client side scripting cannot be used to connect t the database
that resides on the webserver.
Doesn’t access to the file systems on the web server.
Server side scripting
Server side scriptingis a webserver technology in whicha users
request is fulfilled by running a script directly on the
webserver to generate dynamicweb pages.
It is usually usedto provide interactive websites that interface
to databases or oother datastores.
It has the ability to highly customise the response based on
the users requirements,access rights or queries into
Response from a server side script is slower as compared to a
client side script because the scripts are processed on the
What can server scripts do?
dynamically edit,change or add any content to a web page.
Responds to user queries or data submitted from html forms.
Access any data or databases & return the result to a browser.
Customize a web page to make it more useful for individual users.
Provide security since your server code cannot be viewed from a browser.
Server side scripting languages
There are many scripting languages made by different companies abd
The current most popular are ASP,PHP,JSP,RUBY etc
All arevery powerful and work in slightly different ways.
It does not matter what scripting languages uses because there are no
compatibility issues withclients web browser.
The client only ever sees the final html generated by the script and not the
• You can sometimes tell which scripting
language a website is using by looking at the
• Text after a question mark in an address is
parameter s and variables send to the script.
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