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This will hopefully show you how to control electronics across the internet using your Raspberry Pi.
It's not the best way to do it, and soon I will update this with a way to use MySQL to do the same thing.
Here's a link to YouTube showing it in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCZlfAFcm7Q
For this, please ensure that you have apache with php running on your Raspberry Pi, Instructions can be found here.
Also, it would be a good idea to read my previous instructable on general GPIO control, which can be found here.
Step 1: Overview + Warning
Until then, I'd recommend keeping this to your local network (not over the internet yet).
However, there shouldn't be any issues, it's just a warning. :D
This will (at the moment) allow you to control your GPIO pins via a web interface.
The program running on your Raspberry Pi checks to see if a file exists, if it does - it turns the output on, otherwise it turns it off. All the web interface does (at the moment) is to either create or delete this file.