I am competent at several things, website development is NOT one of those things and google is throwing up a LOT of results and I don't even know enough about how to intelligently narrow the search...
I am trying to find a way to create a webpage on a linux machine that reads a file of several remote machines that are either online, or not - and presents through the browser a list of these, coded (by colour/icon) to show whether each is currently online or offline (That's easy enough for me to create a CSV or even HTML I guess with a cron job or something)... The major bit I am wondering where to start is that each line should have a few buttons beside it and each button should kick off a command on the webserver. (In this case the command/script will be to remotely execute a job on the remote machine through SSH)...
All the "hard" work of the underlying capability is done - this is about the presentation so someone doesn't need to log into a machine and remember/enter CLI commands to kick off the commands.
I've heard people say "just use php or cgi" but that's a bit generic for me at the moment.
Server is Apache, I have full control of it.
Any starting point (ideally an example of how to click on an icon on a web page and execute a command on a server) would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers - N