14+ Raspberry Pi Server Projects
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.
In this project we will be walking you through all the steps to set up your very own Raspberry Pi Terraria server, allowing you to set up a low cost and energy efficient Terraria server. This project is made possible thanks to two open source initiatives, the first of...read more
In this project, we will be exploring how to setup a Lighttpd Web Server on your Raspberry Pi. Lighttpd like NGINX is a fast and memory efficient alternative to Apache that is designed to have a relatively low memory footprint and a small CPU load, both of which are...read more
This Raspberry Pi SSL certificate project will walk you through the steps to installing and setting up the Let's Encrypt Certbot client on the Pi. This Certbot client allows the user to grab a SSL certificate from Let's Encrypt by either utilizing your own web server...read more
In this project, we will be showing you how to setup your very own Raspberry Pi eBook server by utilizing the COPS (Calibre OPDS (and html) PHP Server) PHP software. This software acts as a web interface on your Raspberry Pi where you can access all your eBooks either...read more
In this project, we will be showing you how to setup a Raspberry Pi IRC Server. An IRC server is perfect for the Raspberry Pi as compared to most other servers, as it is not hugely performance draining on the Raspberry Pi's limited resources. IRC for those who don't...read more
In this project, we will be showing you how to set up a Raspberry Pi Caddy web server. While Caddy is not nearly as performance friendly as NGINX on the Raspberry Pi, it is packed with user-friendly features and is designed to utilize modern web technologies right out...read more
In this tutorial, we will be showing you how to set up the NGINX Web Server on your Raspberry Pi. It is a better alternative to Apache for the Raspberry Pi due to a few different reasons. Some of the reasons NGINX is better on the Raspberry Pi is that it has a much...read more
In this tutorial, we will be showing you how to set up your very own Raspberry Pi Minecraft PE server. This project is a cheap way of providing you with an always-on, Pocket Edition capable server. This setup stops you from having to leave your phone or computer...read more
For this project, we will be showing you how to setup and configure a Raspberry Pi NextCloud Server, this can act as your own personal "cloud" storage system. As time goes on the protection of your own privacy with 3rd party companies becomes harder and harder. This...read more
This Raspberry Pi email server tutorial will take you through the steps on how to set up your very own email server that is both low cost and relatively versatile. One of the many reasons to set up a personal server on the Pi is its low cost. The initial cost is low,...read more
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.