Data Access Page.
Have a quick shot at the following links. Make sure you have required components before you deploy it in this way.
Rather than C++, have you thought about java? But you may get your hand dirty with parsing and generating those raw html tags.
If your major obstacle is software cost, you may like to consider Apache and PHP. They are all free both for NT and Unix and works similiar as IIS+ASP. Try to keep bugging the webmaster sailor here, he/she is the expert for this concern if you choose this way.
Hope that helps.