Want to convert websites to PDF form?

Need an HTML to PDF service that will scale with your needs, save resources, and streamline workflows?

Are you an agency, freelancer, or developer needing to generate PDFs for clients or to create work samples?  Have a business or office that cannot waste time with converting HTML manually?

If so, you're not alone; many search for the best way to convert raw HTML into PDF form, but for you, that search ends today.

If wondering how to convert a website to PDF you will be happy to know the solution is a simple one, and affordable too.

This guide teaches how to convert websites to PDF by using the features of cloudlayer; a fast and powerful, API-based solution.

Though that is not all, in this guide we will also review three simple steps to converting HTML to PDF form quickly and affordably.

But first things first, why should devs automate conversions?

For many reasons, one of which being that streamlining tasks will allow you to invest more time into your business itself, as such, you can focus energy where most needed; your business.

With time-sensitive projects, devs have no time to waste; what they need most is an affordable, and secondly-important, fast solution to converting and exporting high-quality PDFs swiftly.

If you arrived here in need of a solution that does just that you have landed at the destination that will give you those features at budget-friendly rates for businesses of all sizes and needs.

Cloudlayer is a powerful conversion API built by devs, for devs.

Our doc-conversion solution is unlike any others on the market and is flexibly integrable into workflow systems and operations.

Let's get to it, in this section, we will show how you can begin to convert websites to PDF in three simple steps; prepare for a game-changing service with limitless conversion capability.

Convert Websites to PDF

Converting sites to offline-accessible files couldn't be easier.

We'll demonstrate how to do that but will also cover:

· Creating an account.

· Requirements for using cloudlayer.

· Credits and document conversions.

· Creating and using the API.

Step 1 - Create Account

Convert website to PDF as quickly as you create an account.

To begin conversions, your first step is to create a profile.  This is simple, head over to the Create Account link atop the site or by clicking here.

Once created and email-confirmed, you can purchase credits or subscribe to a monthly service.  

The best of these two options will depend on the number of your monthly conversions needed.

Once credits or a subscription is paid for, the cloudlayer API is activated and calls (conversions) can be made.

Upon account creation, cloudlayer will credit it with one dollar in free credit too.  This is helpful as it allows devs to test-pilot a service at no risk, plus too, one dollar is enough to process over two-thousand requests; just may be the best introductory offer of any competing website to PDF service.

Step 2 - Purchase Credits or a Subscription

Now that you have created your account you are on your way to converting websites to PDF.

Next, you will want to purchase credits or a subscription, to do so, head to the Dashboard and select Subscription & Credits.

As mentioned above, you will receive one dollar in free credit, so if you want to run some conversions before funding credits or subscribing you are able to do so.

One thing to keep in mind is subscriptions are to be renewed every thirty days.  To avoid interruptions, we recommend you create renewal reminders while monitoring credit usage too.  

This way, you ensure the API stays active which will keep your workflows running smoothly.

Step 3 - Adding Credit

Credits are applied to accounts upon a paid-for subscription.

As conversions are processed, cloudlayer measures the processing time and bandwidth use to process requests.

The number of credits charged to an account depends on the amount of resources used to process the conversion.

If you have an idea of how many conversions you need to make monthly, and if you know the average size of the files you will be converting, cloudlayer makes estimating monthly costs easier than ever.

To estimate monthly conversion-spend, head to the cloudlayer conversion calculator and to see what costs will be.

Using the calculator, estimate costs by entering the:

· Number of documents to be converted monthly.

· Average size of files.

· Average compute time.

If you deplete your credits or if your subscription ends, you can visit the Subscription & Credits page to replenish your balance or to renew service.

Convert Websites to PDF With Ease

The following endpoint lets you convert a website to PDF.

POST /html/pdf

The above endpoint will allow you to convert a website's valid HTML into PDF form.  As described in the table below, it allows for full configuration when passed into the json body.

For example, let's say you have the following HTML snippet along with its base64 string:

In this example, we have the HTML snippet but also the HTML snippet that is encoded into the base64 string; located in the second tab labeled 'base64'.

Also demonstrated here is how Javascript and HTML work together.  It's the simplest of examples, but considering full-Chrome instances are used for high-fidelity rendering, you can use any application supporting Chrome.  There is only one caveat of using HTML; the URL or webpage must be available in the public domain.

Cloudlayer uses fetching scripts that pull webpages and data from public Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), as such, in order for you to convert websites to PDF, data, and websites in which you wish to export to PDF form, must be fetchable.

Let's see the before-and-after results of the API in action.

Before

After

This was for demonstrative purposes only, cloudlayer is capable of processing and converting HTML that is much more complex in nature.  For example, you can convert HTML that contains CSS and embedded images; so long as they're embedded as base64.  

Images can be also be embedded into the src property as a base64 string.  With cloudlayer, you can convert URL to PDF too, go here to see how this work.

You can visit here to learn more or contact support if you have any questions regarding the process.

Website to HTML API Key

The API is how you convert websites to PDF form, creating one is a thirty-second process.

Conversions are both authenticated and processed using the API Key, if you have yet to create one, we will show you how to.

While logged in, visit the Dashboard or api.cloudlayer.io/v1 to retrieve it directly.

For general knowledge, if an invalid API Key is inputted, a 500 Error will appear, this may also occur too if your credit balance is depleted or if the subscription expired.

Managing APIs is simple.  First, visit your Dashboard, go to the Account tab, and then finally API Management.  Under API Management, you will be able to create additional API Keys or suspend existing ones that are no longer needed.

Under API Management, you will also receive documentation that will help you to convert documents between environments easily.

Using the API to convert websites to PDF files requires you to add the 'X-API-KEY' http header, and remember, the header's name is not case sensitive but the key is.

Rocket-Fast Conversions - Website to PDF API

Cloudlayer was developed to make converting websites into PDF as quick and efficient as possible.  

Our robust document-conversion service achieves that and at per-conversion rates competing solutions are unable to match; why we are a client-favorite solution often referred to as the best website to PDF service.

With cloudlayer, you can:

· Reduce costs and save time.

· Create custom workflows.

· Convert websites to PDFs.

· Generate PDFs at industry-low rates.

· Have access to top-notch, round-the-clock technical support.

Ready to experience the solutions cloudlayer has to offer?  

Ready to convert websites to beautiful PDF documents that you and client's will love?

If so, start converting in just a few minutes.

Visit cloudlayer.io/auth/register to register an account, choose your subscription, and generate PDFs the way they were meant to be created; affordably, quickly, and easily.