I'm relatively new to the raspberry pi, and especially with home servers and networking. So I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction, by offering a few tips/experiences and especially links to understand everything I would like to do.
Basically, I would like to set up a raspberry pi cluster of 3 raspberry pis for a file server, network storage/backup server, home media server, and web server. I do fully understand that the performance will be limited, but I would really really like to learn and understand servers and networking.
How can I setup these types of servers in a cluster? Can I load balance in any way?
I would probably host these servers on each different raspberry pi, but I would also like to learn about load-balancing and how that can be achieved in a cluster.
What are the most common applications for clusters? Can it be used in my situation?
How can I set up these servers ?
How can I get raspberry pis to communicate to each other, if you have a situation where one raspberry pi is hosting the webpage while the other contains the database (or any other similar situation)?
These are some of my many questions. However, I hope that answers/links that address these questions will answer those other questions.
Again, I understand that performance will not be the best, but this is okay, since this will only be used for educational purposes.
I am very eager to learn, and welcome any insight, experiences, examples, links, answers etc. as I am sure there is much more to accomplishing and fully understanding these concepts.
*Edit, I found this one link that seems pretty useful: http://raspberrywebserver.com/raspberry ... uster.html