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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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    With it's low power requirements, a Raspberry Pi would make a great little 'location specific' web server for a hot spot at a music festival or something.

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    Finally got mine yesterday, hopefully I'll have a chance to get it loaded up this weekend and see how it works as a web server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ServerCourage View Post
    With it's low power requirements, a Raspberry Pi would make a great little 'location specific' web server for a hot spot at a music festival or something.
    It's around 5W, the same as the SheevaPlug.

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    my little server

    i've had my raspberry i running for a few days now, and have set up a little server 24/7
    feel free to visit and judge its performance, its served from an adsl connection in the uk

    adream.homeunix.com

    it pulls 3 watts, and appears extremely stable as long as you dont try to get too much current from the usb ports

    apache2, php, mysql where easy to install, haven't quite sorted out an email server on it yet

    cheers

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    If I am not mistaken, I read that the factory board doesn't come with a Real Time Clock. So if accurate time & settings are important and you shut off your Pi, then you'd want to buy or build an addon RTC (not yet available).

    http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs (half way down)

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    Quote Originally Posted by adream View Post
    i've had my raspberry i running for a few days now, and have set up a little server 24/7
    feel free to visit and judge its performance, its served from an adsl connection in the uk

    adream.homeunix.com

    it pulls 3 watts, and appears extremely stable as long as you dont try to get too much current from the usb ports

    apache2, php, mysql where easy to install, haven't quite sorted out an email server on it yet

    cheers

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    Debian/lighttpd/php/sqlite/python

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    My pi finally arrived !!!!!!!!
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    Keith please show us a snap of your Pi. Yesterday itself I asked this to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWH-Ritchie View Post
    Keith please show us a snap of your Pi. Yesterday itself I asked this to you
    I put them on my Google Plus

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-v...9/IMAG0078.jpg

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3...9/IMAG0077.jpg
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