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Raspberry Pi 2 Server Essentials

By : Piotr J Kula
Book Image

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


I tried to plug in various devices and see what happens with most of them not doing anything. Popular ones seem to work, such as a USB mouse and keyboard transceiver.

Just remember that power is still an issue on USB, so it may be a good idea to use a powered hub.

You can find more information on supported devices by visiting:


Bluetooth is still a fairly new addition to Windows IoT as of writing this chapter. I tried a generic Bluetooth dongle (unbranded), and it was installed successfully. It found my TV and my Bluetooth keyboard while I was on WebGUI.

I was successful in pairing my keyboard and navigating the screen.

You may also succeed in paring Bluetooth serial port transceivers as it seems to be supported on generic Bluetooth.


Wireless support has been rapidly extended since the release candidate, and it supports the official Raspberry Pi dongle and other popular chipsets used in many other...