Running .ASP and .ASPX webpages in openSUSE

I know pretty much nothing about this type of thing, so any help will be appreciated.

I have openSUSE 10.3 kde installed on my laptop as a virtual machine. What I need to do it to be able to access and run .asp and .aspx pages. I know in Windows you can install/run IIS services, run Firefox, and go to ‘http://localhost/myPage.aspx’ and you can run that ‘myPage.aspx’ (provided it is in the root localhost folder).

My question is: How do you do this in openSUSE? Is there a localhost root folder already set up? If not, what do I have to do to set that up?


ASP/ASPX pages needed to generate their output by interpreting its content via a processing engine. They are almost like programs that spit out HTML or other content. Under Windows, IIS act as that processing engine. Also, while processing, it may be doing something like reading from the disk, database etc. depending on what the ASP is supposed to do.

It doesn’t make much sense that the same ASP files can be processed in the same way under Linux.