With disastrous results expected, I configured Raspbian with no GUI (all memory to the system) with LAMP, Webmin, and Samba. It works very well albeit slower than my dual core LAMP, and Webmin shows Real memory 438.26 MB total, 78.43 MB used. It is stable too. It has been on for days snapping images with the camera, and I still get greeted with Login via putty. =)
I want to write a web app that allows me interactive control of the camera (Raspberry Pi Camera Module) through a web interface, but here is where I got stuck. I know PHP, but new to python, perl, etc. I looked at frameworks but I am new to them too, as well as CGI.
So I am looking for direction for sure. A path to follow. There seems to be a wide diversity available on this subject and I am not sure which path to follow. I absolutely do not mind learning a new language if needed, I just do not know where to start.
I suppose I could write it in PHP, researching all the ways to execute CLI from PHP and read the results, but I have seen on youtube and read here and other forums about so many other wonderful ways to interact with my Raspbian via code in a web interface.
I hope someone posts a link, suggest a framework, a language, that will open up some doors for me.
I sincerely thank you for your time!
EDIT: Camera I use is the Raspberry Pi Camera Module