I've been running Cumulus on a Windows 7 laptop 24/7 since 2011. Mostly reliable, except when the machine crashes. www.deakinwx.com/wx
, currently partly online as I've turned off a few sensors. I have hacked the Cumulus web code a bit to fit in a lot more information, but the appearance is the same. I like the Cumulus interface. So I've started to play with a Meteobridge, as it will reboot easily without the usual unreliability of a PC reboot. I'm seeking confirmation from those with experience in roll-your-own code to confirm my thinking. Please advise if the following is on track:
1. With a pointer to the appropriate template, the Meteobridge can be made to upload data periodically from the weather station in a string that can be processed server-side, e.g. by suitable PHP code.
2. A PHP-based web page can be told to read the latest uploaded string and to display the results in the Cumulus-like web page layout.
Am I right so far?
3. I'd need to set up a mySQL database to store the strings in for records purposes, but this can be a second task. I'm not trying to simulate the entire gauges, graphs etc system in Cumulus, at least not initially.
Finally, 4. Someone is bound to have done this sort of thing before. Can anyone recommend existing template/code/database combinations that are already available that I could re-write the HTML/PHP for to simulate the Cumulus interface?