DietPi-Software

Easily install optional "ready to run" and optimized software for your device. As well as automating the linux installation and configuration process for you, DietPi-Software also applies specific optimizations unique to your hardware model, ensuring you get the maximum performance from your device.

NB: Available software is dependent on the device and CPU architecture, some software titles may be unavailable. You can run the following command to list disabled items: dietpi-software list | grep disabled

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LXDE

Pros:Ultra lightweight, fast and functional desktop
Cons:TBA

Highly optimized lightweight desktop without the bloatware. If you are seeking a raw performance desktop, LXDE is all you need. One of the lightest and functional desktops available. One of our favourites!

  • Desktop can be run by typing startx
  • You can also have DietPi boot directly to the desktop by using dietpi-autostart and selecting Desktop.
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MATE

Pros:Lightweight, feature-rich
Cons:TBA

Popular Gnome2 (a time when Gnome wasn't obsessively bloated) based desktop environment.

  • Desktop can be run by typing startx
  • You can also have DietPi boot directly to the desktop by using dietpi-autostart and selecting Desktop.
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XFCE

Pros:Lightweight, feature-rich
Cons:Reduced performance, when compared to LXDE/MATE.

A popular lightweight desktop. Does not perform as well as LXDE/MATE.

  • Desktop can be run by typing startx
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GNUstep

Pros:Unique, alternative appearance
Cons:Lacks popularity

Unique desktop

  • Desktop can be run by typing startx
  • You can also have DietPi boot directly to the desktop by using dietpi-autostart and selecting Desktop.
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Chromium

Pros:Excellent performance, stability and standards support.
Cons:TBA

Does my device support HW GPU acceleration?:

  • RPi 2+ supports native OpenGL and will be configured during installation.
  • Odroid's support OpenGLES and will be configured during installation.
  • Other devices will most likely be limited to software rendering.
  • You can check the status of HW GPU acceleration by accessing the following URL in Chromium chrome://gpu.
Launch options?:
  • Chromium can be launched from any desktop environment.
  • You can also run Chromium in kiosk mode (no desktop required), by running dietpi-autostart and selecting Chromium.

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VNC4

Pros:Efficient, lightweight VNC server
Cons:TBA

Run a Desktop environment on your device that can be accessed remotely, over the network. Great for headless devices.

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NoMachine

Pros:Feature rich remote desktop server
Cons:TBA

Remote desktop server with advanced features, such as screen recording. The client also scans for all available NoMachine servers on your network, allowing easy connection and maintenance of your remote desktops.

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XRDP

Pros:Supports Windows Remote Desktop Client.
Cons:TBA

Remote desktop supporting the Windows Remote Desktop Client.

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RealVNC

Run a Desktop environment on your device that can be accessed remotely, over the network. Great for headless devices, RealVNC also supports shared desktop mode.

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Kodi

Pros:All in one, feature-rich Media Centre
Cons:TBA

The only media centre/player you'll ever need.

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YMPD

Pros:Lightweight, efficient, no frills.
Cons:Lacks library features, offered by others (eg: LMS/Mopidy/O!MPD etc).

A lightweight, bare-bones, no frills Hifi music player with a web based interface. Select or search for a song and play it, simple and effective. If you are seeking the highest raw performance audio playback, without bloatware and additional processing, YMPD is highly recommended. YMPD is a front end for MPD.

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O!MPD

Pros:Feature rich library management system.
Cons:PHP based. Significant performance impact with large music libraries.

A feature-rich web interface audio player for MPD. Includes song/album scraping, ideal for music catalog browsing.

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CAVA

Pros:Console-based Audio Visualizer!
Cons:Performance over SSH is reduced.

Console-based Audio Visualizer for MPD. Can be displayed in SSH terminals, consoles and LCD HATS.

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Mopidy

Pros:Feature-rich, highly customizable.
Cons:N/A.

A feature-rich python based music player with a web based interface. Mopidy is also highly customizable and supports various extensions from Web extensions to Backend extensions.

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AirSonic

Pros:Feature rich media streaming server with a web interface.
Cons:Coded in JAVA, slow performance, high memory consumption.

Airsonic is a free, web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music. Use it to share your music with friends, or to listen to your own music while at work. You can stream to multiple players simultaneously, for instance to one player in your kitchen and another in your living room.

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SubSonic

Pros:Feature rich media streaming server with a web interface.
Cons:Subscription required to unlock Premium. Coded in JAVA, slow performance, high memory consumption.

Stream from your own computer. Your media — your terms.

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Squeezebox (LMS) & SqueezeLite

Pros:Feature rich music server with web interface (SqueezeBox) and audio playback (Squeezelite)
Cons:TBA

SqueezeBox is the server software that enables web interface control of software audio players (SqueezeLite), and, hardware based audio players from Logitech (formerly known as SlimDevices).

SqueezeLite is the audio software that allows you to turn your DietPi device, into a audio playback capable player for SqueezeBox, and, other supported software.

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ReadyMedia (MiniDLNA)

Pros:Barebones, minimal high performance DLNA/UPnP server.
Cons:TBA

Allows you to stream media files on the DietPi system, to any DLNA/UPnP capable playback device.

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Shairport Sync

Pros:AirPlay compatible audio player, multiroom playback sync. Lightweight.
Cons:TBA

Shairport Sync is an AirPlay audio player which plays audio streamed from iTunes, iOS devices and third-party AirPlay sources such as ForkedDaapd and Airfoil. Audio played by a Shairport Sync-powered device stays synchronised with the source and hence with similar devices playing the same source. This allows for synchronised multi-room audio on multiple devices.

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Ampache

Pros:Feature rich audio/video media streaming server.
Cons:Coded in PHP, Webserver pre-req (which DietPi will automatically install).

A web based audio/video streaming application and file manager allowing you to access your music & videos from anywhere, using almost any internet enabled device.

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Emby

Pros:Feature rich web interface media streaming server, with transcoding support.
Cons:GPU transcoding requires additional manual setup, and, may be limited by hardware used.

Bringing all of your home videos, music, and photos together into one place has never been easier. Your personal Emby Server automatically converts and streams your media on-the-fly to play on any device.

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Plex

Pros:Feature rich web interface media streaming server, with transcoding support.
Cons:Subscription required for premium features to unlock GPU transcoding support.

Plex brings your favorite media together in one place, making it beautiful and easy to enjoy. Plex organizes your personal video, music, and photo collections and streams them to all of your devices.

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Tautulli

Pros:Slick web interface for monitoring, analytics and notifications for Plex.
Cons:TBA

Tautulli is a 3rd party application that you can run alongside your Plex Media Server to monitor activity and track various statistics. Most importantly, these statistics include what has been watched, who watched it, when and where they watched it, and how it was watched. The only thing missing is "why they watched it", but who am I to question your 42 plays of Frozen. All statistics are presented in a nice and clean interface with many tables and graphs, which makes it easy to brag about your server to everyone else.

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Plex

Pros:Feature rich web interface media streaming server, with transcoding support.
Cons:Subscription required for premium features to unlock GPU transcoding support.

Plex brings your favorite media together in one place, making it beautiful and easy to enjoy. Plex organizes your personal video, music, and photo collections and streams them to all of your devices.

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Murmur - Mumble VoIP Server

Pros:Lightweight VoIP server
Cons:TBA

Turn your device into a lightweight Mumble VoIP server

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Roon Bridge

Pros:The pinicle in lightweight accurate music playback.
Cons:Subscription model required.

Turns your SBC into a Roon capable audio player. By using the main Roon application on another device, you can stream your music catalog directly to the Roon Bridge running on your SBC.

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Roon Server

Pros:The pinicle in lightweight accurate music playback & library experience.
Cons:Subscription model required.

Turns your device into a Roon capable audio player and core server. Roon looks at your music and finds photos, bios, reviews, lyrics, and concert dates, and makes connections between artists, composers, performers, conductors, and producers. What you get is a searchable, surfable magazine about your music.

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NAA Daemon

Pros:High quality audio endpoint and playback for HQPlayer.
Cons:Purchase required to unlock full version.

Allows you to stream music from a HQPlayer source (eg: Windows) and output directly from your DietPi device. Features DRC, high quality up-sampling (eg: 192Khz) and more.

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IceCast & Darkice

Pros:Stream audio/speech to the world.
Cons:Not everyone will listen :D

Shoutcast streaming server. Our installation includes DarkIce for audio input (eg: mic).

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Koel

Pros:Simple web interface media streaming server.
Cons:Vast number of pre-req's resulting in bulky installation, sub-par performance.

Koel is a simple web-based personal audio streaming service written in Vue on the client side and Laravel on the server side. Targeting web developers, Koel embraces some of the more modern web technologies – flexbox, audio, and drag-and-drop API to name a few – to do its job.

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GMRender

A DLNA audio render/endpoint. Allows you to stream and play music, from another device, such as BubbleUPNP.

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Transmission

Pros:Lightweight, efficient high performance BitTorrent server
Cons:TBA

Transmission, the lightweight web interface BitTorrent server that allows you to download bittorrent files. Simple and highly efficient.

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Deluge

Pros:Feature rich BitTorrent server.
Cons:Coded in Python.

Deluge, the web interface BitTorrent server that allows you to download BitTorrent files. This python coded BitTorrent server is an alternative to the lightweight Transmission option.

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qBitTorrent

Pros:High performance BitTorrent server.
Cons:TBA

qBitTorrent is a lightweight BitTorrent server with a slick web interface. As its coded in C++ (Qt), it offers excellent performance on any device.

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rTorrent

rTorrent is a BitTorrent server. ruTorrent is also installed to allow for web interface access and control.

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Aria2

Pros:Supports various file types and protocols (eg: BitTorrent).
Cons:TBA

Aria2 is a lightweight multi-protocol & multi-source command-line download utility. It supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink. Aria2 can be manipulated via built-in JSON-RPC and XML-RPC interfaces.

DietPi will automatically install webui-aria2 alongside Aria2, to enable web interface access.

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SABnzbd

Pros:NZB download manager with slick web interface, whats not to like? :D
Cons:Not all news is good news ;)

You can access and manage SABnzbd from any device with a webbrowser, including iOS and Android phones and tablets.

Apps like Sonarr, Sickrage, Radarr, Headphones and more can integrate with SABnzbd and automate your download process. SABnzbd can also read and process RSS feeds, activate custom scripts and notify you.

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SickRage

Pros:Slick web interface.
Cons:TBA

Automatically download your favorite TV shows, as they become available. Searches both Bit Torrent and Usenet, has a feature to automatically download and organise the download, with your favorite Bit Torrent app.

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Sonarr

Pros:Slick web interface.
Cons:TBA

Automatically download your favorite TV shows, as they become available. Sonarr is a PVR for Usenet and BitTorrent users. It can monitor multiple RSS feeds for new episodes of your favorite shows and will grab, sort and rename them. It can also be configured to automatically upgrade the quality of files already downloaded when a better quality format becomes available.

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Radarr

Pros:Slick web interface.
Cons:TBA

Automatically download your favorite movies, as they become available. Searches both BitTorrent and Usenet, has a feature to automatically download and organise the download, with your favorite BitTorrent app.

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CouchPotato

Pros:Slick web interface.
Cons:TBA

PVR for usenet and torrents. Just fill in what you want to see and CouchPotato will add it to your "want to watch"-list. Every day it will search through multiple NZBs & Torrents sites, looking for the best possible match. If available, it will download it using your favorite download software.

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Jackett

Jackett works as a proxy server: it translates queries from apps (Sonarr, Radarr, SickRage, CouchPotato) into tracker-site-specific http queries, parses the html response, then sends results back to the requesting software. This allows for getting recent uploads (like RSS) and performing searches.

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NZBget

Extremely efficient and high performance NZB download manager with web interface. Coded in C++.

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HTPC Manager

Pros:Simplifies the supported programs.
Cons:TBA

HTPC Manager combines all your favorite software into one slick interface. Do all your HTPC tasks without using 5 different interfaces!

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OpenTyrian

Pros:Classic Retro Gaming
Cons:TBA

Tyrian (OpenTyrian) if not the best game in the world, is the best topdown shooter/scroller game ever created. OpenTyrian is best experienced by using a mouse and the Enter key to change rear fire mode. Its old, retro, and a classic etc, but i doubt you'll to find a recent and similar game thats anywhere close to OpenTyrian addictiveness.

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CubeRite

Pros:Blazingly fast Minecraft server
Cons:TBA

Cuberite allows you to create a single, blazingly fast Minecraft server, which utilizes the performance benefits of C++ (instead of Java). Also comes with a handy web interface.

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MineOS

Pros:Easily create and control multiple Minecraft servers
Cons:Coded in Python (reduced performance)

MineOS allows you to create and control multiple Minecraft servers with ease, using a simple web interface.

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Nukkit

Pros:TBA
Cons:Coded in JAVA (reduced performance)

Nukkit is Java based server for Minecraft Pocket Edition

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AmiBerry

Pros:Highly optimized Amiga emulator for SBC's
Cons:TBA

Amiberry is an optimized Amiga emulator for the Raspberry Pi and other ARM-based SoCs, that brings you the highest performance Amiga emulation. Be it a classic A500, A1200, CD32 or up to a high-end model equipped with a 68040 and a graphics card, we’ve got you covered.

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DXX-Rebirth

Descent 1 & 2. A masterpiece 3D FPS. Brought back to life with the DXX-Rebirth project. Play Descent as true to the original with OpenGL/ES rendering. DietPi will install the Demo and Shareware versions of Descent. Please see the FAQ to transfer the full game.

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Steam

Pros:Linux Gaming with Steam!
Cons:x86_64 PC only

Steam + Gaming on Linux, nothing else to say :)

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RPi Cam Control

Pros:Web interface to view and control your RPi camera
Cons:TBA

Got a RPi camera module? Want to record paint drying using timelapse, or, start your own neighbourhood watch surveillance system? Want full control of your RPi camera in a web based interface. This is all you need!

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MotionEye

Pros:Motion detection & web interface control for your camera
Cons:TBA

Web interface and surveillance for your RPi/USB camera. Mainly focused towards motion detection usage

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ownCloud

Pros:Private cloud/storage that YOU control.
Cons:TBA

Your very own personal cloud based backup/data storage system (eg: Dropbox) with ownCloud.

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NextCloud

Pros:Private cloud/storage that YOU control.
Cons:TBA

Your very own personal cloud based backup/data storage system (eg: Dropbox), with a slick and simple web interface.

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Pydio

Pros:Feature-rich
Cons:Webserver pre-req

Feature-rich backup and sync server with web interface. Similar to Owncloud with vast configuration options to meet your "cloud" needs.

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UrBackup Server

Pros:Remote network backup system
Cons:None

Open Source client/server backup system, that through a combination of image and file backups accomplishes both data safety and a fast restoration time. TLDR: Basically, it allows you to create a complete system backup, using a simple web interface, for systems on your network.

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Gogs

Pros:Host your own GitHub style server
Cons:None

Your very own GitHub style server, with web interface.

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Gitea

Pros:Host your own GitHub style server
Cons:None

Your very own GitHub style server, with web interface.

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SyncThing

Pros:Lightweight backup server
Cons:None

Backup and sync server with web interface. Extremely lightweight and efficient as no webserver is required.

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Tonido

Pros:Lightweight, due to no web server pre-reqs
Cons:Lacks popularity, compared to Owncloud/NextCloud

Lightweight backup and sync server, includes web interface and external cloud access.

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PHPBB3

Pros:Well established and stable forum server
Cons:Somewhat bulky installation, due to webserver pre-req

If you always wanted your very own forum, PHPBB3 is all you need.

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Wordpress

Pros:Go go gadget website!
Cons:Somewhat bulky installation, due to webserver pre-req

WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. Allowing you to create your own website.

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Image Gallery

Pros:Simple, effective, image hosting server
Cons:None

Allows you to host and browse your images from a web interface.

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BaiKal

Lightweight CalDAV + CardDAV server.

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OpenBazaar

A free decentralized peer to peer market server for all. No fees. Using Bitcoin. Oldschool: Think Napster, but for buying and selling stuff using your BitCoins

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YaCy

Decentralized open source search engine. Essentially, "peer 2 peer" Google search engine, not controlled by Google.

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WiFi HotSpot

Pros:Share the love! (internet)
Cons:Don't share it too much!

Turn your device into a wireless hotspot/access point. This allows other wireless devices to connect and share the internet connection.

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Tor WiFi HotSpot

Pros:Share the love! (the other internet)
Cons:Don't share it too much!

Turn your device into a WiFi HotSpot/Access Point with Tor routing. All WiFi HotSpot traffic will be routed through the Tor network, for all connected WiFi devices. Perfect for users requiring anonymity and privacy.

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Home Assistant

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Google AIY Kit

TBA

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PiJuice

All in one, battery based power supply HAT for the RPi, featuring UPS capabilities and battery run time.

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RPi.GPIO

The standard, well known GPIO interface library for the RPi (Python). Bring out the engineer in you!

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WiringPi

Alternative GPIO interface library based on c. Bring out the engineer in you!

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WebIOPi

Pros:Web interface control for GPIO
Cons:None

WebIOPi allows you to control your Raspberry Pi's GPIO hardware using a web interface.

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Node-Red

Node-Red is a visual tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways. Node-Red uses a standalone web server that can be accessed remotely.

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Mosquitto

Eclipse Mosquitto™ is an open source (EPL/EDL licensed) message broker that implements the MQTT protocol versions 3.1 and 3.1.1. MQTT provides a lightweight method of carrying out messaging using a publish/subscribe model. This makes it suitable for "Internet of Things" messaging such as with low power sensors or mobile devices such as phones, embedded computers or microcontrollers like the Arduino.

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Blynk Server

Platform with iOs and Android apps to control Arduino, ESP8266, Raspberry Pi and similar microcontroller boards over the Internet.

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AudioPhonics Pi-SPC

Power control module for Raspberry Pi which allows you to physically power on/off the system, without the need to run "poweroff".

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InfluxDB

InfluxDB is a database optimized to save time based data as logs or data from a sensor. The main interface to the database for management and data transfert is http requests that are handled directly by influxdb service (default port being 8086).

The data can be nicely viewed with Grafana. This installation and documentation was possible, thanks to @marcobrianza

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Grafana

The open platform for beautiful analytics and monitoring.

This installation and documentation was possible, thanks to @marcobrianza

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Remot3.it (Weaved)

Allows you to easily access your device over the internet. Weaved works by connecting you to a specific TCP port on your device, all of which can be customized during 1st run setup.

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Virtual Here

Pros:Remote USB over network!
Cons:None

Share physically attached USB devices from your SBC, over the network, to other systems. Awesome!

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DietPi-CloudShell

Pros:Lightweight system stats display, with various options.
Cons:None

Turn your Odroid Cloudshell, Odroid 3.5 LCD Touchscreen Shield, Waveshare32, or monitor into a dedicated lightweight system stats display.

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Linux Dash

Pros:None
Cons:Bulky install due to webserver Pre-req

Linux Dash allows you to monitor your system stats from a webpage.

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PhpSysInfo

Pros:None
Cons:Bulky install due to webserver Pre-req

Allows you to monitor your system stats from a webpage.

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RPi Monitor

Pros:Lightweight
Cons:Outdated, no longer developed

A slick, lightweight system stats monitor with web interface

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NetData

Pros:Slick and feature-rich system stats monitor, via web interface.
Cons:None

The pinnacle in lightweight feature-rich system stats. All wrapped into a slick web interface. There is only 1 system stats program you need, this is it.

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Webmin

Remote system management with web interface.

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Fail2Ban

Pros:Essential to prevent SSH attacks
Cons:None

Protects your system from brute-force attacks, by banning the source IP address. We have enabled detection for SSH servers (OpenSSH and Dropbear), however, fail2ban also supports additional software.

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Apache2

Pros:A well known, used and documented Linux webserver
Cons:Can be somewhat bulky, if light web traffic is solely expected

Host your own website!

NB: DietPi will automatically install a webserver stack if any software requires it. For most users, you should never need to manually install one. By default this is Lighttpd, however, you can change this in the DietPi-Software menu.

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Nginx

Pros:Good performance and functionality in a lightweight package
Cons:Not as light as Lighttpd

Host your own website! Nginx is the middle ground between performance (lighttpd) and bulk (apache2), whilst keeping many features available in Apache2. Ideal for general use, regardless of expected web traffic load.

NB: DietPi will automatically install a webserver stack if any software requires it. For most users, you should never need to manually install one. By default this is Lighttpd, however, you can change this in the DietPi-Software menu.

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Lighttpd

Pros:The lightest webserver of the bunch
Cons:Lacks multithreading support and popularity of the others

Host your own website, without breaking the resource bank. Lighttpd is ideal for low expected web traffic, and/or local use.

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PhpMyAdmin

Web interface SQL admin tool for webserver installations.

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CertBot

Pros:Free and automated SSL cert installation for your Webserver
Cons:None

A free and automated SSL cert installation for your Webserver. This will allow you to have https:// (secure) access to your site.

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Tomcat8

Tomcat is a Servlet and JSP Server serving Java technologies. In your Java project you can build your WAR (short for Web ARchive) file, and simply drop it in the deploy directory in Tomcat.

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Pi-hole

Pros:Fast network based ad-blocker
Cons:None

Pi-hole is a DNS/Web server that will block ads for any device on your network.

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ProFTP

Pros:One the fastest fileserver's we have available
Cons:May not meet security needs. However, ideal for home LAN in most cases.

Access files/music/downloads etc. on your DietPi system quickly and efficiently with minimal overheads.

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Samba Server

Pros:Feature-rich, widely supported (Windows+Linux)
Cons:More processing required than FTP alternatives

Feature-rich and well supported network file system.

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vsFTPD

Very secure FTP file server with feature rich security options.

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NFS

Pros:Lightweight, simple file server
Cons:No security

Network file system server

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OpenVPN

An easy to use VPN server and client system. The DietPi installation of OpenVPN uses a single client file to get you connected with minimal hassle.

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PiVPN

OpenVPN installer & management tool. It also has a command pivpn which allows for simple creation of additional user OpenVPN profiles.

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Cloudprint

CUPS print server, with support for Google cloud printing. Also includes a web interface for CUPS, allowing easy setup of printers.

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OctoPrint

Pros:Open source 3D printing software via web interface!
Cons:None

OctoPrint provides a web interface for controlling consumer 3D printers.

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HAProxy

Pros:Recommended for advanced users only
Cons:None

High performance TCP/HTTP load balancer

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NoIp

Pros:Free website URL address pointing to your device
Cons:None

Use your NoIp account and website URL address to always have it pointing to your DietPi System. Essential if your hosting a website.

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Dropbear

Pros:Lightweight SSH server
Cons:Lacks full SCP/SFTP support

Lightweight SSH server, installed by default on DietPi systems.

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OpenSSH Server

Pros:Feature rich SSH server with SCP/SFTP support
Cons:Somewhat bulkier than our default Dropbear SSH server

Feature rich SSH server with SFTP/SCP support.

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DietPi-RAMlog

Pros:Minimal/fast logging without disk writes
Cons:Log file contents cleared every hour to reduce RAM usage

Installed by default on DietPi. Ideal for users who do not require log files, and, to increase SD card lifespan and improve overall system performance.

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Full Logging

Pros:Full Linux log system
Cons:Disables DietPi-RAMlog, increases disk writes

Full Logging (Rsyslog & Logrotate): For users who require the maximum logging possible, with no interference from DietPi.

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Roon Extension Manager

Pros:Install, configure additional community extensions
Cons:None

At startup the Roon Extension Manager accesses a repository containing the community developed extensions. Via Settings->Extensions within Roon the repository can be viewed and an extension can be selected to perform a certain action.

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Ubooquity

Pros:View, share and browse your book/comic collection on any device
Cons:None

Ubooquity is a free home server for your comics and ebooks library, with remote web interface viewing.

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Lidarr

Pros:Slick web interface.
Cons:Currently in early Beta.

Automatically download your favorite music from various artists, as they become available. It can monitor multiple RSS feeds for new music of your favorite artists and will grab, sort and rename them.

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Pros:Do science stuff, automatically, without a degree and help the human race!
Cons:"Pot luck" if you recieve a job that will use all available CPU cores

[email protected] is a project focused on disease research. The problems we’re solving require so many computer calculations. They need your help to find the cures!

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FreshRSS

Pros:Simple, slick web interface for RSS.
Cons:Web-server pre-req.

A self-hosted RSS feed aggregator.