|Original author(s)||Artyom Beilis|
|Initial release||0.0.2 / Released January 2009|
1.2.1 / May 18, 2018
|Operating system||cross platform|
|Type||Web application framework|
CppCMS is an open source web application framework for the C++ programming language developed by Artyom Beilis. It is one of the very few web frameworks for C++. The primary goal of CppCMS is building performance-demanding web applications. It may also be used for embedded web applications for consumer devices (such as administration consoles for routers, or smart devices). The library is available under MIT license. It currently targets POSIX-compatible platforms as well as Microsoft Windows.
Despite what the name suggests, it is not a content management system.
- A variety of web server APIs – FastCGI, SCGI, HTTP
- Support of various concurrency models: cooperative (single thread), thread pool, prefork
- Separation of content and layout with a powerful template engine
- Inheritance of web templates
- Cache framework with trigger-based and timeout-based invalidation
- Support of Ajax and Comet programming 
- Form processing and validation
- Session state management via different backends: encrypted cookies, files, cache, database and distributed solutions.
- Internationalization and localization, including support of right-to-left languages. CppCMS contributed its localization module to the Boost project.