How to connect to a website with Java

//How to connect to a website with Java

How to make a GET or POST Request with Java ?

If you want to get or send some data to a website here is a code example how to do it.
In this example it’s a GET Request, that can also be used to set some cookies, user agent , and more.

At the end of the code you can found a JSON Decode example.

The data is decoded using Gzip because of the “Accept-Encoding” tag set to Gzip.

url = new URL("");			
HttpURLConnection conn = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();	
conn.setRequestProperty("Cookie"," ");
conn.addRequestProperty("Accept-Language", "en-US,en;q=0.8");
conn.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded"); 
conn.setRequestProperty("charset", "utf-8");
conn.addRequestProperty("Cache-Control", "max-age=0");
conn.addRequestProperty("Accept-Encoding", "gzip");
conn.addRequestProperty("Accept", "text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/webp,;q=0.8");
conn.addRequestProperty("User-Agent", "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/54.0.2840.71 Safari/537.36");
conn.addRequestProperty("Referer", "");
conn.setUseCaches( false );

Reader reader = null;
if ("gzip".equals(conn.getContentEncoding())) {
reader = new InputStreamReader(new GZIPInputStream(conn.getInputStream()));
reader = new InputStreamReader(conn.getInputStream());

StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
while (true) {
int ch =;
if (ch==-1) {


/* Get Json data from a page
JSONParser parser = new JSONParser();
Object obj = parser.parse(sb.toString());
JSONObject jsonObject = (JSONObject) obj;

String online = (String) jsonObject.get("online");
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