ravenwing93
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Re: LAMP

Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:54 pm

Not sure if this is the right place to put this, but do you think raspberry pi would be suitable for installing lamp or just being generally used as a web server?

Chris
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Re: LAMP

Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:04 pm

It SHOULD be perfect for LAMP and I am intending on running one R-Pi as a LAMP sever myself. Ofcourse you would probably need to add additional storage and bare in mind that its not a full blown server, a small is site should be fine, just dont expect it to host something high demanding.

ravenwing93
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Re: LAMP

Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:07 pm

Cheers for your response.
I assume that you can use any usb hard drive as additional storage space?
Also, just wondering can you use an amount of hard drive/sd card space as virtual ram?

Chunkmeister
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Re: LAMP

Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:10 pm

LAMP stack on a Pi would be great. I keep thinking "FreedomBox"... :-)

Chris
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Re: LAMP

Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:14 pm

As Virtual Ram I guess you mean like the Page File in windows. To be honest using the HDD probably would not help as HDD access is alot slower than RAM access, but you never know, it may help.

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Re: LAMP

Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:17 pm

In theory you can do whatever you want. In Practice, remember that even if you get a model B, the Ethernet port and anything on the USB ports internally share the same, lone, half-duplex USB2 connection to the CPU. My guess is if you need to swap RAM, you need something more than a Pi.

Blars
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Re: LAMP

Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:41 pm

My vhost where I run my blog, email, and usenet originally had 192MB of memory and I occasionally ran out, so I upped it to 384MB and it tends to stay around 200MB used. I use ikiwiki for the blog rather than something mysql/php based though, and I did have to tune apache to use less memory. (forking rather than threading) So I would say the R-pi should be fine if you just want a blog or mostly static webserving and don't have a huge number of users.

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