The majority of those that design the servers expect the user to be an experienced admin and assume the user already knows what to do.
The fellow who heads up BelProject is a friend of mine,,, bigbearomaha.
All he handles is servers.
He is completing a project now of a server based on OpenSUSE along with the ones he has already completed.
Sorry if this sounds like a shameless plug as it isn't intended to be.
He understands there are those who are still learning and tries to help them to the best of his ability.
Give a gander at http://belproject.org/
and maybe give it a try.
Just keep in mind he can be a grouchy fart at times.