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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

Daily functionality

If you have checked out the configuration pages, you can log out as admin and log in as the user you have created for yourself using the Web GUI.

For computers and devices running on your local network, you can install the client applications to your desktop or mobile computer and use your internal IP or Pi's DNS.

The World Wide Access

If you have decided to use ownCloud on WWW using a dynamic DNS service, the first thing is to check whether it is configured properly. An easy way to do this is to download the client application onto your smart phone or 3G-enabled tablet.

Install the application, and then switch off Wi-Fi to get on to a mobile network, such as 3G. Not all routers support the loopback DNS lookup, which means that trying to access your IP from your IP may fail, but using an external network will verify that your ports have been forwarded properly.

Start the application and enter your details on the login screen. The client application will do a quick connectivity...