Requirements: Would like to make this sensor data and some buttons for the relays available on the internet, but I am unsure on which 'protocol' route to go as a newbie. There has to be some amount of security on the connection because the project is for a business.
Conundrum: Have already researched a lot on these options: Simple Web Server, WebSocket, Blynk and MQTT (which I know least about). I am sure I will get to fully learn and use all these at some point, but would prefer a simpler option initially to get this project off the ground. I am sure each has their advantages and disadvantages, but I have been unable to find a web-page with a comparison for a new developer like myself. So any comments and experience would be most welcome.