Within the past two months, my interest in Raspberry Pi’s has grown. I’ve always been interested in owning a Raspberry Pi, and wondered what I could possibly do with one. The price of one always amazed me, a super tiny micro-computer for just $35, what’s the catch? Well, there isn’t. You can own a Raspberry Pi 3 today with a case and power adapter for just less than $50. Today, I now own 2 Raspberry Pi 3’s.
My decision to purchase a Raspberry Pi 3 all started when I decided I could use it as a LAMP Server. Which, is what it is currently doing. When you load my blog, it loads from my Raspberry Pi 3. Pretty cool, huh?
My second Raspberry Pi 3 serves as a file server for my home network and runs off SAMBA. With the file server, I can setup a home network drive, create users for the drive, and give users access into their own folders and restrict access into other user’s folders. All for the price of less than $80 with a 64GB Class 10 Micro SD Card.
If you’re using an old computer in your household to serve as a Linux-based server, sell it, and free up some space and get a Raspberry Pi 3!
Raspberry Pi’s are great to learn Linux, learn how to code, learn how to setup a Linux server and much, more. Heck, I’ve even heard of people setting them up as old gaming emulators. Also, Raspbian OS comes with a free version of Minecraft, for all you Minecraft lovers out there. 😉
Each Raspberry Pi on my network at the moment is hosted over Wifi, and each Pi has their own static IP address, provided from a DHCP reservation. Eventually, these bad boys will be on their own networking switch and will be in their own mini server rack.