Surely many of you have a server at home where you keep your personal files, from ebooks to videos through photographs, text documents, etc ... This is practical for many, but if you spend the whole day traveling, it can be a nuisance . And having a virtual server can be very expensive.
Adafruit has launched a guide on a project that allows us have a mobile server with which to have our ebooks or our files anywhere without losing the exclusivity of having your own server.
Raspberry Pi Zero allows you to create a portable home server for little money
To achieve this a Raspberry Pi Zero board is used, a plate of small dimensions and with a low energy consumption that will allow us to take it anywhere. To create this ebook or file server, we will need the following:
- Raspberry Pi Zero.
- Microsd card.
- Wifi key.
- USB A / Microb cable
- OTG adapter.
Once we have everything connected, we have to install Raspbian on the microsd card. We connect the microsd card to the Raspberry Pi Zero and after starting it, we install an Apache server. After installing the server, we go to configure the access point.
Once the access point is configured, we only have to upload the files that we want to share and connect with our mobile to this server. Through the browser we can find the files and run or download them to our mobile.
The process is simple, in many cases it is enough to follow a guide like the Adafruit guide and do it only once. In exchange for this we will always have a portable server, a portable server like the old USB keys which provided us with Wifi access.
Even if we still have a key like that, we could join both devices and have a more complete gadget. In any case, remember that you have to use a Pi Zero board, not just any other board due to its dimensions.