Hi. I'm really new to Linux. I am required to setup a Linux box (I've chosen Debian - I understand is the most stable) and a Http server (for this purpose, I'll be going with Apache). The web server is suppose to support more than a single website. Basically, we are just providing the server to a company responsible for the hosting.
.: The hosting company will be providing Plesk as the administration front-end;
.: There will be more than one site hosted in this web server;
Now I have a couple of related questions:
1. Is Debian a good choice - I hear that Red-Hat is also good although, Debian is the one recommended for servers
2. I already know Appache is the best when it comes to web hosting servers. However, how can I achieve the scenario above, with a suitable level of security (so the OS should be consider as well - not only the web server). Also, I'm coming from the windows world - is there any GUI for administering the Appache server, under Debian?
3. Is there anything I should be aware of regarding Plesk??? Is there any specific config on the server or ports to open .... ???
I am computer literate (check my profile: http://www.experts-exchange.com/M_1080619.html
) so you can be as technical as you can be. I'm just new to Linux - that's all! Therefore, I'm really looking for someone willing to help not only craving for the points. If I have to split the points, I will consider it very very carefully.
I know the answers I'm looking are quite difficult to get (specially when it comes to security) and that I might not be able to get very specific instructions. However, I'll be able to understand when someone is really doing his/her best to help me out with this.
Thanks in advance