WanderingInquisitor wrote:I have a basic understanding of C++, so coding basics aren't as much of my problem as how to actually start doing what I need to do.
You wont need C++ for your project. Instead PHP is used in many WWW environments (especially Xampp comes with PHP). If you know C Syntax, you will learn PHP quickly, it is not too far away from C/C++.
I dont know for what you are looking for, but if I were you, I would simply enter "WEB Programming Tutorial" in Google or similar expressions. I am pretty that you will find thousands of usefull tutorials. From my view i think that it is most important that you get a clue how the communication between a webserver (mostly a Computer running Apache, which is part of Xampp as well) and a client (mostly a computer running any browser like Firefox, Chrome etc.) works. This communication is based upon the protocoll HTTP.
You should get basic skill about HTML, this is used to design "normal" web pages and about PHP, what is used to show dynamic contens. Finally you need a database for storing and retrieving dynamic data on the webserver and this usually is stored by MySQL which also comes with Xampp.
P.S.: What is the idea of Xampp? Xampp is not a specialized software, Xampp is a distribution, a collection of different software products. Usually you wont need this package, as all tools are used to build a webserver. If you develop your own website and create HTML files and PHP files, you need an online webserver and a FTP software to upload your files onto a webserver and run them there, to see if it does what it should do. The idea of Xampp is to make this easier, instead of uploading your files to a webserver, you build your own webserver with the help of your PC and Xampp. Therefore you dont need to upload your files for tests, you can directly run your test on your own local webserver. Webservers are reached by domain names, like www.google.com
and similar, there is reserved domain which always yields to your local PC and this is called "localhost". So if you want to run your own files on your own local webserver, you have to put these files in a special folder (usually c:/xampp/htdocs) and after doing that you can watch your files with your browser (any browser is ok) via http://localhost
followed by the filename, for example http://localhost/mytest.html