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Learning Banana Pi by Daniel Blair

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Chapter 8. Building a Home Server

Now that we have explored a lot of hardware and some programming, we can start talking about another popular use of the Banana Pi: home servers. Earlier, to get a home server, you needed to take one of your existing computers that you had kicking around and turn it into a server. These machines were usually older PCs or expensive dedicated hardware. Now we can accomplish this task with a simple device. The cost of running a Banana Pi is much less than the cost of running a PC since we are powering the device with USB.

There are a few different kinds of servers we can run with a Banana Pi. Some of the servers we will explore include a web server for local development and web pages (dashboard style), ownCloud servers ...

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