I was hoping you could give me some advice on the BeagleBone boards.
For a home project, I’m looking for something that can run a webserver that would only ever serve 1 to 3 clients at a time. The website itself is a little bit heavy though - basically it will show the client pictures and videos that are stored in an SQL database and perform some extra functions.
I was lucky enough to borrow a BeagleBone Black from a friend, and do a quick check to serve a MP4 HD video file over LAN (HTML5 video). Seemed to work OK.
Unfortunately I do not have time to set up and try out the entire website (which also has some php server-side scripting going on, doing queries on the SQL database, fetching lots of thumbnails to preview media files, etc). On top of all that, the Bone would be running a (very simple) Python server application that listens on a socket and forwards HTTP requests to some USB device connected to it.
The video result was encouraging, but I have no clue what to expect performance-wise from the Bone when it’s confronted with all the stuff listed above. I understand it’s hard to say based on this brief explanation, but I was wondering whether you could do an educated guess: is this too much for the Beagle boards, or should they be able to handle this alright?
Thank you very much!