Raspberry Pi Server Essentials
By Piotr J. Kula
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: February 2014
Pages: 116

In Detail

Raspberry Pi makes a good server that facilitates you with eminently achievable to the massively ambitious ideas. It is a capable computer that can perform tasks that involve spreadsheets, word processing, and games. It also plays high-definition video. If you are looking for a way to set up a low cost web server, primarily to be used as a testing environment or to store files, then Raspberry Pi is perfect for you.

This book demonstrates Raspberry Pi’s ability to perform tasks that a mini computer would, in an efficient manner using a minimum number of power resources. You can connect your Raspberry Pi to the Internet at home to share files, host multi-player games, or even host a website.

Starting with the pre-requisites and installation of Pi, you will learn how to setup Pi as a web server with MySQL. This book progresses with building Pi as a file server and knowing about using the various file transfer protocols. It also guides you to install Bitcoin/ Litecoin and set up Bitcoin wallet. You will learn how to stream a webcam to watch movies in HD or camera module.

Complete your journey by learning how to use Pi as a game server by using basic console commands to get graphical content.


This is an engaging, easy to follow guide for developing a wide range of server projects with Raspberry Pi

Who this book is for

This book is targeted towards all Raspberry Pi enthusiasts who are interested in exploring the potential of Pi as a server. Even if you have no prior experience with the Raspberry Pi, you can pick up this book and develop a wide range of projects.

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  • Not comprehensive enough
  • Too many errors

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Comments about oreilly Raspberry Pi Server Essentials:

Some good info on how to get started with LEMP stack, but not exactly a beginners guide, and there are lots of typos, which make it very hard to follow at times. This is especially a problem when there are typos in the code. Found myself having to google a lot of supplementary info when the examples in the book wouldn't work, only to find that the book forgot to mention a certain key aspect to getting the code to work, or in which file the code goes in.

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      Comments about oreilly Raspberry Pi Server Essentials:

      I would totally suggest this book for people initiating into the Raspberry scene, because it guides you line by line into how to configure the board, how the Linux Operative System works as well as pointing out the hardware limitations, those that could be circumvent with USB ad-ons. In simple words, this book could be described as the introductory offline tutorial to RasberryPi.

      Other interesting topics mentioned inside this book are the Bitcoin mining, local/internet remote access, video game emulator and media streamer. Those are just starting points, but people acquiring this hardware already have the seed of curiosity, and this book will guide you through your initial steps.

      On the black side, some Linux experience would be necessary to fully understand what the book is talking about, which might be a yellow flag for total newbies or someone that want it done, without knowing how it works. Apart from that, a deserved weekend lecture.

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