Raspberry Pi simple blog server.

Step 1: Name change to protect the innocent.

You will want to change the name of your Raspberry Pi or you might get another server from the web. Also I am sure you have already set up your router to set the raspberry pi address. See your router manual on how to do that.

$ sudo hostname

Add oeraspberrypi to the list.

Use ifconfig to get your ipaddress of the RPi

$ ifconfig

Raspberry Pi simple blog server

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
inet addr: Bcast: Mask: < < < < <
RX packets:60188 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:32615 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:80088549 (76.3 MiB) TX bytes:3105057 (2.9 MiB)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
RX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2540 (2.4 KiB) TX bytes:2540 (2.4 KiB)

Then you will need to edit your host file to reflect that address.

Step 2: Web server software setup.

There are two basic programs we want to install. Apache2 the web server and PHP a programming language for use with the server.

$ sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 libapache2-mod-php5 php5-cli

That will take a little while to install. Be patient.

Then you need to do a fix for the server.

$ sudo nano /etc/apache2/conf.d/name

For example set add ServerName localhost or any other name:

ServerName localhost

or you could use

Servername yourservername

Save the file and restart Apache 2

$ sudo service apache2 restart

Test the server:

Point a browser to the RPi You should get the setup page.

Now we need to test the PHP install..

$ cd /var/www

You should already see index.html with the code that shows you the home page.

Now we need to create a new page

$ sudo nano phpinfo.php

<see picture>

Save and exit. Now point your browser to yourhostname/phpinfo.php

You should get the PHP status page.

Now you should be ready to roll.

Note: you may need to edit /etc/apache2/apache2.conf and add:

# add php useage
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .html

Raspberry Pi simple blog server schematic

Step 3: Get the software.

You need to go to: http://sourceforge.net/projects/flatpress/files/flatpress/ and download the latest version to your pc
Then you need to get the software to your Rpi. For MSWwindows you can use WinSCP, not a MSWindows user so you will have to look at it's instructions.

On linux Send the file to your pi home directory

$ cd downloads
$ scp flatpress-1.0-solenne.tar.bz2 oerapberrypi:~/.
or scp flatpress-1.0-solenne.tar.bz2 pi@oerapberrypi:~/.

Log into the Raspberry pi Go to your home directory to make sure the file is there: (ssh@rpiservername)

$ ssh pi@oeraspeberrypi
$ ls
Desktop  flatpress-1.0-solenne.tar.bz2  helloworld.py  hw  hw.c  python_games


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I am an experienced technical writer holding a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan, Pakistan University. With a background spanning various industries, particularly in home automation and engineering, I have honed my skills in crafting clear and concise content. Proficient in leveraging infographics and diagrams, I strive to simplify complex concepts for readers. My strength lies in thorough research and presenting information in a structured and logical format.

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