LAMP is an acronym that stands for LinuxApacheMySQLPHP and are components required to run a Dynamic HTML webpage.

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

- Raspberry Pi

- 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.)
<p>This is exactly what I am looking for. It works perfect for me. I also set up the port forwarding table on my router, so that I am able to access the web using the WAN ip address. By the way, it seems the default index.html was updated, as shown in my screenshot.</p>
<p>I have a strange problem. Apache and FTP works, I'm able to transfer<br> a file from another computer and I reach the home apache page via <br>browser BUT:</p><p>1- I put a php file inside www/html (root dir for <br>apache) and if I go to hostname/1.php it finds the file, but php doesn't<br> work and only shows a blank page. I tried moving the php file and it <br>gives me the correct error, so the file is found, but it doesn't work. I<br> have to say it's a simple php file, already checked in other <br>configuration.</p><p>2- if I make another dir in /var/www, let's say <br>&quot;test&quot;, and copy inside the index.html file, trying to access via <br>browser the /hostname/test gives me the &quot;not found&quot; error, although the<br> directory and files are really there.</p><p>I tried access, for both problems, in remote and local. Same result.<br></p><p>Thank in advance if you can help.</p>
<p>Also did you install all the nececary php plugins?<br>a good tutorial for this is: </p><p>https://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/lamp-web-server-with-wordpress/worksheet/</p>
<p>Have you tried to restart apache2?</p><p>You can do that by typing this:</p><p>sudo service apache2 restart<br></p>
<p>Managed to get it to work! wasn't sure how the file transfer works but i just used file zilla.</p>
<p>I'm unable to access the index.html file I just replaced in the www folder as it keeps saying its forbidden. Anyone knows why? Thanks! </p>
<p>I don't know what you have done for setup, but check:</p><p>- That the permissions are set correctly</p><p>- That /var/www is set as your DocumentRoot</p><p>Other than that we would have to know more about your setup to advise you.</p>
<p>My Pi runs one website but how do I get it to run others? I put similar Apache 2 code in separate files then in the same file and it won't take the other websites like my old WAMP server did running on a WinXP. Will running LAMP instead of Apache 2 fix this? Thanks.</p>
<p>In the &quot;/var/www&quot; folder, simply create another directory.</p><p> ' sudo mkdir /var/www/yoursitename '</p><p>Now, if your your pi's ip address was (example), open</p><p> ' <a href="" rel="nofollow"> </a> ' in your web browser.</p><p>if you get a http 403 forbidden error, run the following in SSH</p><p> ' sudo chown -R pi /var/www/yoursitename ' </p><p>that should now run two sites. No site limit. </p><p>I have two sites set up on my pi.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow"> </a> and</p><p>LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, Mysql, PHP</p>
<p>this didn't work for me it says &quot;404 Not found&quot; please help</p><p>ps. this is what i did </p><p>i made a folder inside the /var/www folder named &quot;timedata&quot;</p><p>and placed a html file named &quot;main.html&quot; but nothing worked </p>
<p>You are supposed to name the file index.html index.html or index.php if necessary to find sour site in the browser via &quot;yoururl.abc/timedata&quot;. Otherwise you need to use &quot;yoururl.abc/timedata/main.html&quot; in your case.</p><p>BR</p>
<p>Hi! All,</p><p> After I clicked &quot;yes&quot; to the &quot;continue prompt&quot;, I got a lot of 404 error, such as Erro <a href="http://mirrordirector.raspbian.rog/raspbian/" rel="nofollow"> http://mirrordirector.raspbian.rog/raspbian/ </a> jessie/amin php5-.... How can I fix it? Needless to say, the installation of apache server was not successful. Thanks in advance to answer.</p><p>Regards,</p><p>Robert.</p>
<p>Wow. Tiny web server!</p>
<p>Thank you so much. This is the first step of a my first project. I got my Raspberry Pi New Years Eve in the mail. Today is my unbox and first turn on. I am going to wire up my new home heating system to my GPIO's, Write a web page to read and interpret the systems status and write an android app to communicate with the web page. If this all works, I will publish an Instructable on this.</p>
<p>thanks :) very cool</p>
Thanks for sharing! This was a breeze! If you have the time, perhaps how to set up an internal/home DNS server would be a great add on to this.
<p>How to restart web-server after having pi offline for a few weeks. Trying to finish a project for school. Any assistance greatly appreciated. </p>
<p>I made it</p>
<p>The default VSFTP mask should be uncommented and 002 or something like it. I spent an hour trying to figure out why my php pages weren't being displayed.</p>
<p>I am a beginner on Raspberry Pi. When I tried to install apache2, its shown that, &quot; Its the newest version. When I tried <a href="http://localhost/" rel="nofollow"> http://localhost/ </a> on raspberry pi browser it works well. But I cannot connect to Rasppi from another PC using the IP address of the Raspbpi.</p><p>Can you please help? Is there anything error?</p>
<p>I am not very experienced, but these are common errors you could check:</p><p>Is the Pi connected to your network?</p><p>Are you using the Ipv4 address? i.e. will be different)</p><p>Did you update/upgrade before you installed Apache?</p><p>Thanks,</p><p>BlueRobot</p>
<p>That's because http://localhost points to the. well local host. So it resolves to whatever machine its accessed on. You'll need to find out the IP of the RPi and put that into your browser, and that should get you one it (of course you need to first have the RPi connected to a network as well as the computer you'll access it from)</p>
<p>Can you SSH into your pi from another pc?</p>
<p>I was wondering, can you add a domain to this, more specifically one from Godaddy? This may be an obvious no, but i don't know anything being 13 xD</p>
Yes but you would have transfer the domain to your home IP address and then portforward.
<p>yes, whoever you get your domain with will come will do,e with some kind of domain name server that will Atleast allow you to do basics. You will need to set your Pi as a static ip on your local network, make sure your public ip is static, and allow a connection to your Pi through your router on external port 80. Ask or Google if you need any assistance. </p>
<p>This probably sounds like a really simple and stupid question but, where do I put a file to upload to the internet?</p>
In the www folder
<p>Can anybody comment on how it holds with a bit of traffic?</p>
<p>For Future Reference. This code allows one to Chroot or &quot;jail&quot; a person to their home directory keeping them from browsing the whole system.<br>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br>Create Group for sftp users:</p><p>sudo groupadd sftponly</p><p>----------------------------------------------</p><p>Add the following to the end of the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file (sudo nano):</p><p>Subsystem sftp internal-sftp</p><p># This section must be placed at the very end of sshd_config</p><p>Match Group sftponly</p><p> ChrootDirectory %h</p><p> ForceCommand internal-sftp</p><p> AllowTcpForwarding no</p><p>-------------------------------------------------------</p><p>-------------Commands to create a new user-------------</p><p>----------------------(ex john.)-----------------------</p><p>---(replace 'john' with the user you want to create)---</p><p>-------------------------------------------------------</p><p>sudo mkdir /home/john</p><p>sudo useradd -d /home/john -M -N -g users john</p><p>sudo passwd john</p><p>[enter password]</p><p>sudo chown root:root /home/john</p><p>cd /home/john</p><p>sudo mkdir files</p><p>sudo chown john:users /home/john/files</p><p>sudo usermod john -g sftponly</p><p>sudo usermod john -s /bin/false</p><p>sudo service ssh restart</p>
<p>Brilliant. I couldn't figure out why my SFTP connection wasn't working for my custom user, this solved my problem! And helped me lock them into their own directory!</p>
<p>BONUS: To mount a device such as a USB stick to your home directory,<br>sudo mount -t ext4 /dev/sda1 /home/john/files</p><p>This assumes you have an ext4 formatted USB drive.</p><p>You can do this by:<br>sudo mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1</p><p>Assuming the USB drive you want to format is sda1<br>It will also erase all files off the device<br>Ext4 will allow you to chown the drive to your user instead of root</p><p>(this also is my workaround for the whole kitkat SDcard issue)</p>
<p>I'm using this tutorial to set up a server for my senior design project. I got all of the apache installs done and functioning. I can pull up the ip on my computer which i am using to share my wifi connection with the pi. When I attempt to pull up the same page on my phone, it times out.</p><p>Is there something I am missing? Do i need to set a static ip?</p><p>both my phone and computer are logged into the same wifi network at school</p>
<p>To upload an html file, you will need to use an ftp client. I like to use the FileZilla client on my Windows machine. You will then be able to use your pi credentials (not root) to login by ftp. Note that when you connect by ftp you will land on your home directory (/home/pi). To get the files that you transferred via tp published to your web server, you need to ssh into your raspi and then move or copy them over to your webserver root which is /var/www</p>
<p>Hi I've completed all of the steps and everything has worked out perfectly. If there is any way I can get more information on how to upload a HTML document to the server that would be great! </p>
<p>Nice! but its been one year since you made this but still no html.</p>
<p>Hi Mark,</p><p>I've had my Raspberry for a year or so but never got around to using it! Just trying your tutorial and run across a problem, I wonder if you (or anyone else!) can help!</p><p>I've downloaded the SD card image, it's &quot;2014-12-24-wheezy-raspbian&quot; and takes up 3.05Gb on my computer. But when I write it to the SD Card (with Disk Imager), it only takes up 55Mb of space - in fact the SD card's total size shows as 79Mb or something silly like that (it should be 4Gb).</p><p>Putting the SD into the Raspberry and booting gives a few lines of text which pass too quickly to read, then a four-colour screen pops up for a second or so. This repeats until I switch it off. </p><p>What have I done wrong? Any help greatly appreciated!</p><p>Abdullah Eyles,</p><p>Ankara, Turkey</p>
<p>OK - Found the answer, sharing for anyone interested:</p><p>&quot;Under Windows, all you will be able to see is the /boot partition, which is in the MS-DOS VFAT format. Raspbian uses a different file system format for its system files.&quot;</p><p><a href="http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/4321/how-to-prevent-sd-card-capacity-loss" rel="nofollow">http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/432...</a></p>
<p>Me again: I've discovered the REAL reason for repeated re-booting, the cable between my USB power supply and the Raspberry was too thin - I learned that from the <a href="http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=28" rel="nofollow">Raspberry Troubleshooting forum</a>.</p><p>In short, some micro-USB data cables use thin wires which aren't thick enough to transmit the power the Pi requires; it starts up then the voltage is not enough so it switches off and tries again, ad infinitum. Using a dedicated micro-USB power supply solved this (as most mobile phone chargers are these days).</p><p>So far I've got to the stage of installing SQL - thanks again Mark!</p>
<p>Great tutorial! thank you</p>
<p>This is great thanks. How can I now create a database and set up WordPress? Thanks, Shane</p>
<p>Excellent tutorial, thank you.</p>
<p>Really inspiring and interesting article! I used it for researching different possibilities before i made my own webserver using the Raspberry Pi, Model B. </p><p>Check out the site the Raspberry is hosting at the moment -<a href="http://www.kimnyegaardandreasen.dk/" rel="nofollow">http://www.kimnyegaardandrease</a>n.dk </p>
<p>Thanks for the great tutorial! Got me setup quickly and correctly!</p>
<p>hi great tutorial! I am wondering how do you get to the part in step seven where you changes things from yes to no? I've already gotten to the black window with the options at the bottom</p>
<p>HI, thank you so much for this tutorial. Could you add the adding the html resume part soon. I am only 13 and just got the server working right and I have a html page i coded i want to put on there. (my eventual goal is to have my raspberry pi gpio's controlled online with a live video stream. i am good with the video stream but need to add the html.)</p>
<p>i just got it all figured out! i am going to use no-ip.com to get a subdomain for free because i have a dynamic ip and need a dns</p>
<p>Glad to hear you figured out your own issue! Only 13? Good on you starting young! I wish I was that ambitious when I was that age haha.</p>

About This Instructable




More by GraziCNU:Motion Activated LEDs Sound Reactive LED Strip Turning your Raspberry Pi into a personal web server 
Add instructable to: