I am a Linux newbie, and am looking to setup a webserver as a project.
I am planning to use Red Hat 9 as most Linux webservers on the net seem to use this OS but may consider using Fedora Core 2.
I plan to use Apache,MySQL,PHP and perhaps Perl and wish to setup a clone of the type of web servers you get as standard on the net but using something else as cpanel because of the licesning cost so will need an alternative to this.
I will use my DSL connection to host it on, and am aware of speed problems and ISP permisions on this but will use something like www.no-ip.com
tosort out the DNS.
Other things I want will be sendmail and awstats etc.
After I have learnt a bit about It I will go for a dedicated server for my site, but that seems a bit daunting at the moment
Any tips/ suggestions on setup and advise on security will be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.