I am getting a bit frustrated as I had an ideal local setup let down by a Raspberry Pi. Its wireless was not reliable and it had a habit of freezing.
I have been around the block a couple of times without finding a satisfactory alternative:
Sensor > Nodemcu > IOT site - Works well but the data is only held for 30 days and I am not 100% happy with the webpage. I have to remember to download the data manually as I can not seem to get a way to do it automatically.
I would be happy using an alternative to the Pi if it was reliable but what?
I was thinking of setting up a IoT server on my website. Has anyone any experience?
If the worst comes to the worst I will go with the commercial Iot option. Thinking about if I forget to download the data it is a rolling 30 days; so unless I forget for more than 30 days I should not lose anything!
Edit: A concern with the NAS is it is my main backup and I did not want to risk corrupting it while setting up Python etc. As it is I had someone trying to hack into it within six weeks of setting it up!