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Raspberry Pi Server Essentials

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Learn
  • Use Raspberry Pi as a low cost network storage device
  • Configure a webserver using PHP and work with databases
  • Host multi-player games by using Pi as a game server to get graphical content
  • Share files and use hardware RAID on the Pi
  • Mine Bitcoins and make your own digital currency
  • Turn your Raspberry Pi into a media server to stream media to your network
  • Enable extra features such as installing a wireless adapter, enabling the hardware watchdog, and updating and upgrading the distro
About

Raspberry Pi makes a good server that facilitates you with eminently achievable to the massively ambitious ideas. It is a capable computer that can perform tasks that involve spreadsheets, word processing, and games. It also plays high-definition video. If you are looking for a way to set up a low cost web server, primarily to be used as a testing environment or to store files, then Raspberry Pi is perfect for you.

This book demonstrates Raspberry Pi’s ability to perform tasks that a mini computer would, in an efficient manner using a minimum number of power resources. You can connect your Raspberry Pi to the Internet at home to share files, host multi-player games, or even host a website.

Starting with the pre-requisites and installation of Pi, you will learn how to setup Pi as a web server with MySQL. This book progresses with building Pi as a file server and knowing about using the various file transfer protocols. It also guides you to install Bitcoin/ Litecoin and set up Bitcoin wallet. You will learn how to stream a webcam to watch movies in HD or camera module.

Complete your journey by learning how to use Pi as a game server by using basic console commands to get graphical content.

Features
  • Unlock the various possibilities of using Raspberry Pi as a server
  • Configure a media center for your home or sharing with friends
  • Connect to the Bitcoin network and manage your wallet
Page Count 116
Course Length 3 hours 28 minutes
ISBN9781783284696
Date Of Publication 10 Feb 2014

Authors

Piotr J Kula

Piotr J Kula started his passion for computer technologies when he took apart his father's IBM PC/XT machine at the age of 6. It became clear that Piotr had a natural ability with technology after he reconstructed the machine, and it booted.

After 25 years, Piotr has worked for various companies in different countries. He has always solved complex problems or engaged in new experiences. As long as it had a processor of some sort, Piotr was always the first to try, fix, or configure it.

Today, Piotr is the CEO of his own company, Kula Solution Ltd., in the United Kingdom. Piotr is certified in several Microsoft technologies, and he specializes in Microsoft and Linux technologies.

Piotr's dream is for a unified experience between Linux and Microsoft. He has never been deterred by negativity from either side, and instead, he has strived to find a way to build a bridge between these distant giants. After discovering Raspberry Pi, he completely replaced every other embedded device that he owned and was successful at releasing Raspberry Pi Server Essentials, with Packt Publishing.

Today, Piotr is one step closer to fulfilling his dream with the release of Raspberry Pi 2 Server Essentials. This book is mostly about Linux, but it also talks about integrating and running Windows on your beloved Raspberry Pi.