Category: Raspberry Pi

Turn your Raspberry Pi 3 into a PHP 7 powered web server

Important: This tutorial needs updating. As the comments show, lots of people having the same issue. I will update the tutorial this week.

In this tutorial I’m going to go through the steps to install Apache2 and PHP 7.0 on your Raspberry Pi 3, to create the ultimate low-powered, super quick web server.

Prerequisites

I’m going to assume that you have Raspbian installed on your Raspberry Pi 3. For the best results, I recommend running Raspbian from a USB Flash drive rather than a MicroSD card. See my tutorial on how to do this.

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Revisiting old tutorials, updates, keep your eyes peeled

Revisiting old tutorials, updates, keep your eyes peeled

Hi all! It’s been a while, way over a year since my last post. I’ve certainly been busy, but new plugins are on the horizon. I’m moving the site to a new Raspberry Pi 2, and will be writing new LAMP tutorials as part of this. Sorry it’s been so long!

I run another site with a good friend, Sam Evans (hook up with him on Twitter) called LiveReview. I’m looking into the feasibility of moving Raspbian into the tech section of our rebuilt site that’s coming soon. This part of the site will be of course, hosted from a Raspberry Pi. It will be the ultimate test for the trusty Raspberry Pi because the traffic will be huge!

More to come soon!
Ste

And the new name for DingleBerry Pi is…

And the new name for DingleBerry Pi is…

Not too long ago, I decided to change the name of the site as the name ‘Dingleberry Pi’ was a little tongue in cheek, and I never anticipated the growth of users following my tutorial. I asked you, the community to come up with some names, and I’ve been really pleased and extremely grateful for the response.

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ISP Woes

ISP Woes

Due to ongoing issues with my ISP, the site has been moved to a conventional Ubuntu web server. I’ll be running the site from my Raspberry Pi as soon as possible.

Help me choose a name, win a Raspberry Pi bundle

Help me choose a name, win a Raspberry Pi bundle

So, in the UK, a Dingleberry is a stupid or inept person. In America, it’s something a bit more horrific. When I started this blog, I never imagined it would have gained the reach and audience it has, so the time has come to change the name. In order to grow the site further and to be taken a bit more seriously, the name ‘Dingleberry Pi’ has to go!

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Nginx on Raspberry Pi

Dingleberry Pi now powered by Nginx

To coincide with my three part tutorial, the site is now powered by Nginx instead of Apache2 on a Raspberry Pi web server – and the results speak for themselves. I’ve observed a 10% increase in speed for queries, and a 42% increase in homepage load. Pingdom tools has also marked an improvement, with the site being quicker than 88% of sites tested, up from the previous 72%.

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