Why use ASP,PHP,JSP,etc

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Subject: Why use ASP,PHP,JSP,etc
Posted by:  towlersimon (towlersim…@hotmail.com)
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005

What is the purpose of basing your site on a server technology such as
ASP, PHP, JSP, et al?

My company's web provider bases our two sites on ASP and JSP
respectively. One effect I notice is that it makes it almost impossible
for our own people to put content onto our sites directly.