Real Linuz N00B, Needs Server help!..Pretty please :P
Dunno if you know me, but I lurk around at Futuremark.com as Mnet_Gaming! and an Administrator at phphelp.com
Anyway, now you know who I am let me explain my problem :wink: ..
I like the idea of linux, I dont like windows/microsoft.. but Linux does not like me.. :roll:
I've tried it nemerous times before, without any luck but this time I have a real use for it.
I need a setup capable of the following...
Web server (Capable of supporting PHP in full)
File server (So I can move all the networks files onto this machine)
Proxy server (Basicly an alternative to ICS, it needs to allow me to logon and play games etc from any machine on the network like ICS)
And I need to be able to set certain tasks to be run every few hours (cron job) which will activate a php script.
All this will run on a top spec (and brand new) 2700+ Athlon XP with 256MB RAM (I'll buy more soon) along side a 80GB WD SE hard disk. :P
I tried doing this in Virtual PC on my Windows machine.. I used GenToo, but it took longer than my pacients allowed (10 hr+).
So anyway, I want to use Linux Red Hat (seems a nice distro).. I have minimal to no linux expirence, but I have read lots of docs etc..
How would I go about this? Any help would be great!