Hi y'all ^_^
I'm starting a new project and I was hoping to run this by the community first and get some hints. The general idea is to log sensor data from an Arduino with an Ethernet shield (possibly with SD card) to an Apache web-server. The raw sensor data would be converted into graphs and real time values (using a php script?) and would be accessible to anyone in the network through their browser. The system would be running 24/7 observing an Aquaponics setup. The goal is to have both an historic archive of sensor data for research, and an overview of real time sensor values.
It seems there are a number of different ways of achieving what I am trying to do. I'm a quick learner and not intimidated by having to figure out some new things, but I also want to avoid getting stuck in dead ends, wasting time trying to make some god awful hack work reliably when I should have gone a different route entirely.
So here is my question: What has worked for you? How would you go about achieving the kind of result that I am looking for?
Thank you for your collaboration :) !