7 Great Project Ideas for Using a Raspberry Pi as a Server

MakeUseOf | 6/13/2018 | Christian Cawley
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A Raspberry Pi makes a great solution for so many computing projects. From learning programming to remote controlling a car, or even building a basic stop-motion animation studio, the Raspberry Pi is ideal.

But did you know it can also run as a server? Here are several nifty ways you can use your Raspberry Pi as a server and do more than just the basics.

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First, let’s consider the most common understanding of a server: a computer that stores data that you need to access. It might be a server in your home, or at your place of work. Thanks to the internet, that server might be remote. As long as you can access it, however, you’ll be able to view the files you have permission to access.

Domestic servers are far more affordable these days thanks to technologies like network-attached storage (NAS), which are server boxes with multiple hard disk drives often arranged in a RAID setup for better performance and data protection.

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Want to connect a HDD to your Raspberry Pi and use it as a file server? Our guide to building a Raspberry Pi NAS file server is a great place to start.

Turn Your Raspberry Pi Into An NAS Box

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Do you have a couple of external hard drives lying around and a Raspberry Pi? Make a cheap, low powered networked attached storage device out of them. While the end result certainly won't be as...

Amazingly, the Raspberry Pi can be used as a web server, perhaps as a local server for intranet pages or a remote server hosting web pages on the internet. Apache can be installed, either standalone or using LAMP (that’s Linux + Apache/MySQL/PHP). This is ideal for most remote web server uses, from running a static web page to a full-on dynamic site.

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