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Raspberry Pi 2 Server Essentials

By : Piotr J Kula
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Raspberry Pi 2 Server Essentials

By: Piotr J Kula

Overview of this book

There’s no end to what you can do with a Raspberry Pi – it makes a huge range of tech projects possible. This book shows you how to transform it into a multipurpose web server, able to store and manage resources that lets you build some truly innovative and impressive computing creations. You’ll learn how to use your Raspberry Pi 2 to host a website using a range of different languages, host a game server, store files, and run everything from a media center to a cloud network. If you want to take control of your technological world, start building your own server and find out what’s possible with the Raspberry Pi microcomputer. Begin by getting your Pi set up – follow each step as the book shows you how to prepare a network and configure the additional features that you’ll need to build your projects. Once you’ve done this you’ll dig a little deeper and set up your pi as a file server, making sure it’s built for speed using a range of different tools, including Python, Node.js and ASP.NET. Following this the book shows you how to extend your server to allow you to host games, and stream live HD video before customizing it even further to create a fully-fledged media center. It doesn’t stop there however – the book then dives into the exciting world of the Internet of Things (IoT). You’ll learn how to install Windows IoT onto your Raspberry Pi, the operating system that’s driving embedded software projects all around the world. Once you’ve done this you’ll be ready to explore IoT further, as the book shows you how to use your device to host a cloud network that can form the basis of a wider IoT project.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Raspberry Pi 2 Server Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers


One of the most popular questions found on the Internet was how to increase the Pi's performance! With the release of the Generation 2, ARM V7, quad core 900 MHz, this is no longer the case. At the time of writing this book, one of the most popular questions is how to run the Raspberry Pi using batteries, which we will cover in a later chapter!

The purpose of understanding the architecture is vital to a successful long term project. The Raspberry Pi works like any other computer, but it was designed purely for experimental and learning purposes. It should not be used in production environments, but it is an extremely attractive solution for production nevertheless.

It is an excellent platform to share media between friends at school; it is fantastic to stream HD media on your TV and is robust enough for many standalone applications.

In the next chapter, you learn how to set up networks on the Raspberry Pi.