Best Choices for a webserver?
Hi i am currently running a windows webserver and i want to switch to linux, but i don't want to rip my hair out.
I would like to know what would be the bes distribution of linux for my needs. All suggestion of packages would need to preferably be free.
I need a Fully functional Webserver, so i know i need apache, php, mysql..etc
but i would like to know what is the best FTP manager, with the best performance traits, most importantly, speed and managing ability(multiple users)
Also i would like to be able to have a file server for my internal network of valiant M$ machines. to be able to store files here for the ones that don't have that much space on there own, i'm guessing this is samba or something.
I would also like to know if there is something out there that is simialr to cPanel but is open source, something that i can use to get some of my friends some webspace and be able to manage the databases and ftp accounts and everything, but i don't want to pay for a liscence because i wouldn't be charging anything to any of the people using it.
Thanks in advanced