Yes, you can use apache2 to send and receive sensor data. To install it you have to follow the instructions from Edison Package Repo Configuration Instructions and download it from this repo Index of /edison/repo .
Use the commands:
opkg update opkg install apache2 php
From Linux you can configure the apache2 webserver, take a look at HTTPD - Apache2 Web Server for a detailed guide of configuration options. Check the httpd.conf file for configuration.