Raspberry Pi

Tiny computer


What is a Raspberry?

The Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote teaching of basic computer science in schools and in developing countries. The original model became far more popular than anticipated, selling outside its target market for uses such as robotics. It does not include peripherals (such as keyboards and mice) and cases. However, some accessories have been included in several official and unofficial bundles.

The Raspberry Pi as a web server, why?

But why use the Raspberry as a web server, rather than using service providers specialized in web hosting?

First of all, from an economic point of view, it is important to know that web hosting services are not free and that you have to take out your wallet every month/year. Unlike the Raspberry which just requires a connection..

Moreover, by choosing the Raspberry, you have the possibility to modify your services as you wish (examples: disk size, Database hosting, etc.), which is not generally the case with specialized hosting providers, who often sell shared hosting with a low configuration capacity.

As a web/application developer, it was therefore THE project I wanted to realize with this Raspberry.


Kernel version: Linux raspberrypi 4.14.52-v7+ #1123 SMP Wed Jun 27 17:35:49 BST 2018 armv7l GNU/Linux
Firmware version: Jul 3 2018 14:15:46
version 47b05c853342eb6e4ea5b017d981e0ef247fb8be (clean) (release)
Storage: 4,9G / 9,1G