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How To Create A Website Using C++?

How To Create A Website Using C++

The C and C++ programming languages are two of the most popular programming languages in programming world. The power and versatility of C++ definitely makes it feel like there are no limits to developing creative apps. For example, let’s imagine that we create a website composed with a lot of web page files and we upload these files to a web site server. Do you know that most of the web servers are programmed in C or C++? We can also easily create a website using C++ which will be capable of displaying a substantial number of web pages. In this post we will explain how we can develop a C++ app that creates web pages for a website.

What do we mean by a web site?

web site (website) is a collection of web pages and related content that is identified by a common domain name and published on at least one web server. Because of this virtual connection which is like a net or web they are called as web page. They have related content that is identified by a common domain name and published on at least one web server.

What do we mean by a web page?

web page (webpage) is a kind of specially-formatted text file, generally a hypertext document. These web page files are delivered by a web server to the user and displayed in a web browser. A website consists of many web pages linked together under a common domain name.

Web sites, don’t just contain web pages (using in the form of html) – they may also have other types of files such as php files for the PHP programming language, js for JavaScript as well as other such as css files which define sets of instructions that tell the web browser and server how to render the web page on the screen and control things like fonts and colors. We can create many of these html, htm, php, js, css files in an automatic batch process by using C++. Maybe you can add some randomization to some words, or paragraphs, or you can add different links to words. Let’s see some webpage examples in C++.

How to create a website using C++ and PHP?

We can simply create a webpage for a website with C++ by using code that writes to a PHP file. Let’s assume that we have a simple php file as below,

We can directly create this file in C++ by using ofstream to create an output PHP file, then we can send lines of php file to this output file as below,

Is there an example of how to create a website using C++ and PHP?

In C++ Builder, we can apply this to a button click or we can use TStringList. It is easy to add UnicodeStrings to a Unicode string list. Here is a full C++ Builder FMX example that creates a PHP file.

How to create a website using C++ and HTML?

We can simply create a webpage for a website with C++ by using code that writes to a HTML or HTM file. Let’s assume that we have a simple HTML file as below,

We can directly create this file in C++ by using ofstream to create the HTML file, as below,

Is there an example of how to create a website using C++ and HTML?

In C++ Builder, we can apply code to a button click or we can use TStringList to which it is easy to add UnicodeStrings to a Unicode string list. Here is a full C++ Builder FMX example that creates a HTML file.

How to create a website using C++ Builder components?

In C++ Builder we can use UI Elements like Memo (TMemo) , Edit (TEdit), UltraEdit (TUltraEdit), etc. to hold different types of texts, so user can edit header, body, footer of a web page. For example, we can combine header, body, footer into a new form. To do this we need to use 4 Memo boxes (named as memo_header, memo_body, memo_footer, memo_web ), 1 Button (Button1) and 1 Edit (Edit1) box for the file name. Our design can be as below,

How To Create A Website Using C++? Screenshot of the running demo code.

Here is the example code of how to create a website using C++ Builder components

Now, when user clicks to “Create Web Page” button it combines all contents of the left side Memo boxes to the right side Memo boxes. At the final, we can save this combined Memo content to a file with SaveToFile method of the Lines property of the Memo box.

As you see it is very easy to use C++ create web pages. If you extend the demo to its final conclusion you can create whole web site with a single click. Moreover, you can add for loops to create different variations, you can use random words or links in your creations, also you can schedule your app to modify dates, time and more. If you want to dive some more into the subject, you can create an AI application to make more generative different web sites. For example, you can use GPT-3 engines via REST APIs to get more generative results for the texts of paragraphs about your topics. These can be done on JavaScript files, CSS, and some framework files too.

C++ Builder is the easiest and fastest C and C++ IDE for building simple or professional applications on the Windows, MacOS, iOS & Android operating systems. It is also easy for beginners to learn with its wide range of samples, tutorials, help files, and LSP support for code. RAD Studio’s C++ Builder version comes with the award-winning VCL framework for high-performance native Windows apps and the powerful FireMonkey (FMX) framework for cross-platform UIs.

Do you want to try out some code today? There is a free C++ Builder Community Edition for students, beginners, and startups; it can be downloaded from here. For professional developers, there are Professional, Architect, or Enterprise versions of C++ Builder and there is a trial version you can download from here.

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33+ years of coding with more than 30+ programming languages, mostly C++ on Windows, Android, Mac-OS, iOS, Linux and some other operating systems. Dr. Yilmaz Yoru was born in 1974, Eskisehir-Turkey. He graduated from the department of Mechanical Engineering of Eskisehir Osmangazi University in 1997. One year later he started to work in the same university as an assistant. He received his MSc and PhD degrees from the same department of the same university. He has married and he is a father of a son. Some of his interests are Programming, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Artificial Intelligence. He also likes the graphical 2D & 3D design and high-end innovations.
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