How to configure a linux server A-Z

Could someone please help me, i need to configure a linux bos to act as a mail server, webserver and a file server, on a windows network, ive tried and tried i can get one thing working then something else dosent, i think its just a matter of IP addresses as im not sure where to put what, here's IP Addresses im working with

Linuxserver needs to be
Client PC's range from -
with a netmask of

My ADSL Modem comes with the following Configuration

IP address
Preferred DNS
Alternate DNS
Default Gateway

My Plusnet connection gives me a static IP of

Could someone go through step by step where all the above information needs to go on the linux box as well as the individual client pc's, the more detail the better.

Thanks in advance
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