14+ Raspberry Pi Server Projects

Server projects for the Raspberry Pi that are great for home or development use.

Setup a Raspberry Pi MYSQL Database

In this tutorial, we take you through the steps on how to set up the MYSQL software on your Raspberry Pi. We also show you some of the basics, such as setting up a database and creating users. It’s relatively easy and a great way to learn more about MYSQL.

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How to Setup a Raspberry Pi Samba Server

Learn how to turn your Raspberry Pi into a network attached storage (NAS) by making use of Samba. The name is most likely familiar as it’s widely used for sharing printers and folders. If you’re looking at sharing some folders, then be sure to check out this tutorial.

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How to Setup a Raspberry Pi AFP Server

In this tutorial, we take you through the steps of setting up AFP (Apple Filing Protocol) on the Raspberry Pi. It’s a decent way of setting up some network attached storage. Keep in mind that this will work best when it’s mostly just Mac OS devices connecting.

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How to Setup Raspberry Pi NFS Server

Learn how to set up network attached storage using the NFS protocol. It’s an excellent alternative to Samba and commonly used by network administrators. You will be able to connect to your drive using almost any device that has a network connection.

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How to Setup Raspberry Pi TeamViewer

In this tutorial, we take you through how to set up Teamviewer Host on the Raspberry Pi. This is a great way to connect to the Pi using the Teamviewer service. You will need a Raspberry Pi 2 or newer to be able to complete this super easy tutorial.

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Ultimate Books of Pi

There is a ton of Raspberry Pi server projects that you’re able to do. These typically are better suited for home or development use where you don’t expect to be getting a ton of traffic.

Setting up a server on the Pi is a great way to learn more about LAMP stack, PHP, MYSQL and other server technologies.

You can also set up some small private servers for games such as Minecraft. A massive limitation with getting gaming servers going on the Pi is usually the lack of compatible code and not enough resources to guarantee excellent performance.

These are just a few types of servers that you’re able to get running on the Pi. There is so much more that we will be slowly covering in the future. If you want to be kept up to date, then be sure to follow us on social or sign up to the mailing list.

As I mentioned above, these are a just a few of the Raspberry Pi server projects that you’re able to do. You will find that the number of projects that you’re able to do based on just a database is incredibly high in number.

If you’re after a broader range of projects, then be sure to check out the main page. It contains all sorts of Pi projects such as sensors, circuitry, networking, cameras and so much more. There is just so much that you’re able to do with this simple microcomputer.

One thing a lot of people have trouble with the Pi is the Linux based operating systems. If you fall into this category, then it might be worth checking out some of the getting started guides. They will help you learn a lot of the basics.

I hope that you enjoy these server projects and that you don’t run into any issues. If you do find yourself having an issue, then be sure to leave a comment on the relevant tutorial.