The Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote teaching of basic computer science in schools and in developing countries. The original model became far more popular than anticipated, selling outside its target market for uses such as robotics. It does not include peripherals and cases. However, some accessories have been included in several official and unofficial bundles.

The Linux based system provides a stable platform for website development and some more ‘savvy’ hosting companies offer them as an alternative platform (for example Mythic Beasts ). Their low cost make then a excellent option for home and small office based web servers.

Other uses for then include acting as a VPN (Virtual Private Network) Server and as a NAS (Network Accessible Server).

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