How to Make a Raspberry Pi Web Server
If you are looking for a way to make a cheap web server, primarily to be used as a testing environment or to store files, then the Raspberry Pi is perfect for you. What is a Raspberry Pi? It is an inexpensive mini computer, perfect for basic functions. This guide will show you how to take a new Raspberry Pi and turn it in to a web server. Please note that for this article, we will be working in Windows.
Part One of Seven:
Start the Raspberry Pi Operating System Edit
Obtain a copy of the Raspberry Pi OS (Operating System) from the link in the sources section. There are a few different distributions available, but for this article, we will be using the “Raspbian” version.
Extract the image to the SD card. To do this, we need a tool called the Win32 Disc Imager. A link for this is also available in the sources section. Now open the tool, navigate to the drive letter that your SD card is in, select the location of the Raspberry Pi OS image, and select burn.
Once done burning, you can place the SD card into your Raspberry Pi, then plug in the rest of the cords, being sure to plug in the mini USB last.
Once the operating system finishes loading, you will need to log in. The default username is “pi”, and the default password is “raspberry”.