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    * Raspberry Pi as a Web Server?

    If you don't know what Raspberry Pi is, google it. Can the Raspberry Pi be used a web server, maybe using Nginx?

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    It is honestly WAY to small to be used as a web server.. But that is just my opinion.
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    its more of a toy to have fun with or cluster together
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    If you're careful about RAM use, absolutely. You wouldn't run a huge website on it, but you should get decent performance for many thousands of daily visitors. Plenty of people are already running sites on a 256MB VPS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BiggyMike View Post
    its more of a toy to have fun with or cluster together
    exactly. not sure if it will last. yet its pretty pricey for such a small device.
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    Stick OpenVZ on there
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    I'm really tempted to try it. Lets say you have one for every 2 websites, I think it may work. It should be very cheaper than most VPS's. Obviously for home use.

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    i assure you there will be people making clusters out of it and hosting stuff with them.

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    I have one pre-ordered, I'm planning on trying this when I get it. I'll let you know what I find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacobK View Post
    It is honestly WAY to small to be used as a web server.. But that is just my opinion.
    It should be plenty powerful to run smaller sites. Probably not something you want to put into production, but it'd be a fun project for personal sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enhu View Post
    yet its pretty pricey for such a small device.
    Have you seen what you get for $25/$35? I don't know of anything with the same functionality at that price point.

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    They most definitely can be used as a web server, but don't expect to host a high traffic site on them. I can see them being used, along with special software, packaged to perform a certain task. Maybe a web interface for your home automation system for example.

    I'm sad they sold out, I want to buy a couple to mess around with.
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    Absolutely you could. For a small site it would be absolutely fine.

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    I should be getting mine in a week or so. I ordered mine almost 3 weeks ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deggimatt View Post
    If you don't know what Raspberry Pi is, google it. Can the Raspberry Pi be used a web server, maybe using Nginx?
    The typical LAMP server will be very slow on this device.

    An alternative is to use BarracudaDrive, which is an application server designed for resource constrained systems.

    The Raspberry Pi version is available here:
    barracudaserver.com/products/BarracudaDrive/other.lsp#raspberrypi

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