For those who are interested in working on their files from a remote location and are running a windows operating system; here is a great FTP Server which will allow you to Transfer Files into and out of any designated folder that you choose including you webroot folder which you setup in the above How-TO.
Any chance you can update this how-to electron. I want to install php 5.02 and the latest apache 2.0.52. You did such a great job with this tutorial and made installing the two so easy that i would rather follow your instructions than follow someone elses.
lol, I honestly am not planning on upgrading to apache 2.0 as 1.3 is rock solid and has had much less problems than the current 2.x series. Maybe someday when there is a need for it, but there should be plenty of tutorials on the web, and I would think most of the guidelines still apply.
Apache 2 should work, I still prefer the 1.3 series, just because it works and there aren't any issues really. I do run Apache 2 with PHP5 on a testbox, and it seems to be stable.
Btw, one thing you can do is use a php script on the BSD box (assuming that's your public webserver) to retrieve the data from a php script on the windows box. This way you don't have to expost the HS box to the internet. I do this exact same thing.
you can use include("http://internalserver.com/homeseer.php"); to load the data (just output it in such a way so its parsable by the BSD box, i.e. using the serialize() function), and for images, I use readfile(). I can't post an example right now since the code is offline (I also use it for my signature, but I just moved servers).