Hello everyone, my question may perhaps NOT belong to the newbie section, but I really, really didn't know where to ask it.
I'll start with a LONG description, sorry but I prefer to write too much rather than not enough
Here's my situation : at the moment, I have a dedicated server for my websites and the websites of my parents to whom I'm providing hosting. The dedi isn't hosted at my home but at OVH, a good French host.
The dedi is running with Debian Squeeze, with Webmin + Virtualmin as a control panel, which gives me 3 ways to access my server : web-based with virtualmin, shell-based with SSH and Filezilla-based (
) for SFTP.
I don't think the server has graphical utilities/modules/whatever_you_name_it installed, it is solely targeted at web serving.
However, I would need to be able to use my dedi as a remote desktop, not as a web-based control panel, but as a fully graphical mode distro, as if I had Mint/Debian/Mandriva/Whatever installed on my own computer. And in that distro, I could freely use a web browser, to click here and there, and do stuff, basically, as if it was on my own home computer.
I'll spare you the details, but I want to make use of my dedi's monstruous power, RAM and bandwidth compared to my poor own home PC (my dedi is doing respectively, approximatively, 4 times better, 8 times better and 100 times better ¬_¬ ). For tasks that are impossible to do through SSH, that require a graphical mode distro.
The distro that would run as remote desktop has no importance, this is not for elite stuff.
I have no experience with remote desktops, and the few guides I found were quite the elitist type, or else were dealing with "how to install a windows remote desktop" or "how to install a linux remote desktop on a linux server". Is it so wrong to want to install a linux remote desktop (graphical mode FTW !) on a linux server ?! O_o
After all, the way I see it, all it has to require is to install a virtual machine software, set that software up so that it accepts external connexions (from my home computer), and then install a linux distro on that virtual machine, isn't it the way to proceed ? O_o
Or am I missing something supposed to be obvious ?
Perhaps, if my server is already running Debian, it's recommended to activate its graphical mode easily, something like that ?
In this latter situation, I DEFINITELY want to avoid it, actually, and keep things separated,
. my current debian + webmin + virtualmin for web serving, and web serving alone
. my remote desktop for very occasional stuff, and even if I screw up the remote desktop system, this won't affect the dedi's real distro, debian and all of its settings
Sorry for the very long introduction
Please, in my current situation, do you think there is a guide that you could recommend me, to set it all up ?
Or would there be a flaw in my project, something of which I would be oblivious ?
Thank you VERY MUCH if you can help ! I'll be grateful, as always