There are a few things that we need to set up as part of the basic configuration of the Raspberry Pi. For this I prefer to use the GUI interface connected remotely to the Pi from my PC.
In the menu display you should see Preferences -> Raspberry Pi Configuration. Click on this will display a configuration display.
The other method is to use the Raspberry Pi configuration utility from a Terminal by entering:
This has slightly more advanced features that you may want to modify.
Change the Pi Password
Change the password for the default user name of pi to something else to improve the level of security.
Change the hostname
Change to something more suitable such as ‘webserver’.
Check the Interfaces settings
Go to the interface tab and check that all the interfaces are disabled.
I tend to use the Remote Desktop connection, but if you use SSH make sure that SSH is enabled.
Update your local settings
Make sure that your location and time zone are set appropriately.
Save the configuration and reboot
Make sure that the changes are saved, and reboot the Raspberry Pi.
You can reboot the Raspberry Pi from the Terminal using:
or reboot using:
or just shutdown using: