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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


As of this writing this chapter, ownCloud version 8 is the latest version available for installation.

You may already have a few things that you require installed if have you followed the previous chapters. In case you need a few extra packages, it is best to go through the entire installation process from the beginning as described here.


ownCloud requires a database storage engine, PHP, a web server, and data. As usual, I recommend to use nginx as it is lightweight and powerful. You can learn how to install nginx in Chapter 4, Using Fast Web Servers and Databases. It is also recommended by the developers of ownCloud to use nginx as the web server.

To be able to access ownCloud from the World Wide Web (WWW), refer to the dynamic DNS section in Chapter 2, Preparing a Network.


Update your repositories and install MySQL:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mysql-server

During installation, you will be asked to set a root mysql password on a blue screen.