This instructable will demonstrate how you can turn your Raspberry Pi into a personal web server. The steps to install all of the components are relatively straight forward. After your personal web server is complete, you can use it to host a custom HTML or PHP resume, or a personal landing page which is what I chose to do.
Step 1: Materials
- SD memory card (4GB or larger)
- Power adapter compatible with the MicroB connector on the Raspberry pi
- Ethernet patch cable
- HDMI compatible monitor and HDMI cable
- USB Keyboard (no mouse is necessary, you can navigate the entire interface via keyboard. Arrow keys, Enter, ESC, etc.)
Step 2: Preparation
You may buy an SD card that has already been made bootable complete with the Raspberry Pi OS or you may buy a blank card and
There are many OS versions offered for the Raspberry Pi, however, in this example, I have chosen to use Raspbian “Wheezy”.
Download the OS disk image and write it to your memory card. To write the image I used Win32 Disk Imager. Once the image is written to the card, plug the card into the Raspberry Pi's SD card reader and power on the device. (Be sure you have all the proper I/O devices plugged in, i.e., keyboard, Ethernet cable, HDMI monitor.)