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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

The first configuration

By this point, everything has been preconfigured for the ownCloud application. The final step, which is only required once, is to run through a step-by-step configuration wizard using your browser:

  1. Open your browser and type in the IP address or DNS name of your Raspberry Pi.

  2. You will see a certificate error. Depending on the browser you use, you may add this certificate to trusted, or click on the button to continue:

  3. If everything went as planned, you will see the initial configuration screen of ownCloud.

  4. Type in an Admin username and password (use a strong password as we should not be using this account often). This is the user that will be able to create new users, change configuration, and so on. After creating an admin, we will create a normal user that you should use from here on.

  5. The next input asks you about your data folder. This is where you input the directory that we created earlier and set the permission on.

  6. In the last step, we need to input the database settings...