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Old 03-22-2012, 02:00 PM
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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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Old 03-22-2012, 02:48 PM
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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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Old 03-22-2012, 03:24 PM
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its more of a toy to have fun with or cluster together

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Old 03-22-2012, 03:50 PM
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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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Old 03-22-2012, 03:53 PM
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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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Old 03-22-2012, 04:08 PM
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Stick OpenVZ on there

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Old 03-22-2012, 04:08 PM
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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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Old 03-22-2012, 06:43 PM
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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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Old 03-22-2012, 06:45 PM
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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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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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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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Old 03-22-2012, 07:32 PM
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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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Old 03-22-2012, 07:52 PM
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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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Old 06-06-2012, 02:43 PM
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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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