There are many choices when it comes to building your own Raspberry Pi Web server. This page highlights all of our web server tutorials, including backend software such as MySQL.
Typically, with a standard web server, you will want to use something like Apache. On top of that, you will likely need a database. MySQL is the most common.
Tools such as PHPMyAdmin will make your life easier when it comes to developing and managing a database.
As we grow our web server tutorials for the Raspberry Pi, we will add them to this page. So, be sure to bookmark and refer back to here if you ever need to develop a web application or website.
Web Server Software
Raspberry Pi Caddy
Caddy web server is yet another open-source software package. It has several appealing features, such as automatic https, virtual hosting, easy configuration, and much more.
It’s a robust choice and very friendly if you’re new to web development. I recommend giving it a try if you want something a little different.
Raspberry Pi MYSQL
MYSQL is a relational database and is hugely popular amongst many websites, web applications, and much more. This tutorial shows how to install MariaDB, a fork of the original MYSQL database.
If you’re looking to set up any database-driven website or application, then MYSQL is a solid choice.
Web Administration Tools
Raspberry Pi Webmin
Webmin is a powerful system configuration tool that is accessible via your web browser. You can configure and monitor a range of things such as users, disk quotas, config files, and more.
You can use additional software such as Virtualmin or Usermin for more specific tools. I highly recommend this software if you need a web-based config tool.
Web Security Tools
Raspberry Pi Fail2Ban
Fail2ban is a very popular security package that helps protect your server from brute-force attacks. It works by scanning log files and banning IPs that are continually trying to seek exploits, brute force logins, and much more.
It’s a must-have software if you plan on having your Raspberry Pi accessible on the internet.
Raspberry Pi Email Server (Citadel)
Citadel is an email software package that contains a ton of features. Alongside email support, it also has calendars, address books, instant messaging, wiki, and much more.
If you’re looking to set up your own email server software, then this is certainly one to try out.
Raspberry Pi Nextcloud
Nextcloud is a fork of Owncloud, so they are very similar in what they offer. It’s a viable option if you want to have files accessible both locally and over the internet.
Again, the interface is friendly and modern, so it’s perfect as a DropBox replacement.