As the subject says I want to write web app that communicates with the client in PHP which I started to work with not so long ago. I have a network device controlling my heating at home and its connected to internet with dynamic ip, and I want to connect it to server where there will be an application which shows the temperatures or any string that the device is sending, also to be able to send back some command which tells the device what to do. In simple words I need to send and receive strings between the application and the network device. The embedded programing would be in C, and I need to define the best way for the communication.
Edit: After googleing about this for few hours I stumbled into PHP socket functions. Can this be done using them?