Controlling the Serial Port with PHP
By: Rob Williams on Friday, October 19, 2007
When you think about the things a web server can do, they typically tend to be related strictly to the virtual world of web sites and electronic content. There are times however when a web server can do what most people would never expect: interact with the real world!
In this article we're going to take a look at an how we can use PHP to control other, non-web related systems, using a serial port.