Let’s analyze the pros and cons of installing WordPress on Raspberry Pi and when it’s a suitable option.


  1. Cost-effective: Raspberry Pi is an affordable solution for hosting WordPress.
  2. Learning opportunity: Installing WordPress on a Raspberry Pi can provide a great learning experience for those who are interested in web development.
  3. Low power consumption: Raspberry Pi is a low-power device, so it consumes less energy compared to other hosting options.
  4. Flexibility: You have full control over the server and can customize it to your liking.
  5. Portability: Raspberry Pi is a small device that can be easily transported.


  1. Limited resources: Raspberry Pi has limited resources such as RAM and storage, which can affect the performance of WordPress.
  2. Performance: The performance of WordPress on Raspberry Pi is not as good as other hosting options, especially if you have a high-traffic website.
  3. Technical expertise: Setting up a WordPress server on Raspberry Pi requires some technical knowledge.
  4. Security: Raspberry Pi is not as secure as other hosting options, and you need to take extra security measures to protect your website.
  5. Scalability: Raspberry Pi is not suitable for hosting large websites with high traffic. It is more suitable for small personal websites or testing purposes.

    If you have decided to get started, you can refer to this article.

    By Ray Lee (System Analyst)

    iDempeire ERP Contributor, 經濟部中小企業處財務管理顧問 李寶瑞

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