I am planning on doing a bit of home automation. I decided on going with the Raspberry Pi, because it is cheap, and can connect to the internet wirelessly via a USB dongle. I was planning on controlling the system through a PHP webpage hosted on my webserver.
I was wondering if I could make it so that when I click a button on the PHP site, it somehow sends a signal to the Raspberry Pi and makes it activate a GPIO pin. I realize that it would be easier to host the webpage on the actual Raspberry Pi itself, but I plan to have multiple Pi's and would like to be able to control all of them with one webpage.