Tagged: Raspberry Pi web server

Tutorial – Install Nginx and PHP on Raspbian

Tutorial – Install Nginx and PHP on Raspbian

This is the first in a three part tutorial series on how to install and run NGINX on a Raspberry Pi. The first concentrates on installing and configuring Nginx web server and PHP on Raspbian OS, the second talks about installing MySQL server on Raspberry Pi, the third will walk you through installing WordPress on Nginx.

For many, Apache2 has become too bloated, and uses more resources than it needs to. Nginx is a very light-weight web server, that works great on a Raspberry Pi.

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Free Raspberry Pi Model B

Free Raspberry Pi Model B

Free Raspberry Pi

You’ve not read it wrong, I really am giving away a Raspberry Pi computer! Now that the Model B has been upgraded to 512mb RAM and mine’s set to arrive this week, I have no use for the one that has been powering this site, so I’m giving it away!

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Interesting uses for a Raspberry Pi

Interesting uses for a Raspberry Pi

Since first reading about the Raspberry Pi, I instantly started thinking of the endless possibilities for this tiny little handy PC. I went down the predictable (slightly boring and a bit geeky) route of running one as a web server, others have been a bit more imaginative then I have been. I’ve had some good results so far, this site is indeed hosted from my own Raspberry Pi computer.

The next part of my project is to install an IMAP capable mail server, but here’s some of the other uses and projects I’ve found whilst clicking on the old ‘tinterweb!

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Tutorial – Install Apache, PHP and MySQL on Raspberry Pi

Tutorial – Install Apache, PHP and MySQL on Raspberry Pi

The fundamental services required to turn your Raspberry Pi into a web server consist of Apache (the web server itself), PHP (scripting language) and MySQL (database server). When installed on a Linux based system, the collective term for these is LAMP.

There are other secondary services which aren’t quite as important at this stage to provide FTP and outbound mail, but that’ll be covered in a separate tutorial.

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