So, I have this little box thing called an Xport. It connects to a serial device (a water level sensor) and you can connect to it for settings etc via it's ethernet port. It spews the data to a designated local IP, where a receiver program catches the transmission and displays it to a user. That all works fine. I'm trying to set it up to work on a web server so that I can store the variables in a SQL db and display them on a graph (no worries coding the graphing application // retrieving the variables). My problem is somehow getting the server to receive the databursts being sent to it. I know a guy who's done it but he actually owns his server, whereas I just rent hosting space, so I'm having a bit more trouble since I can't just run applications. Not really 100% but I'm lead to believe Java is the way to go for receiving the transmissions. Would you agree? How hard is it to get Java running serverside (I'm guessing there's some kind of horrible package to install?) My knowledge is basically limited to HTML / PHP / AS2 so no idea if I'm on the right path here or what. Any thoughts?