Thanks for all the suggestions from people over in the Debian thread. I managed to get apache installed and running, and even setup a simple html page. It was shockingly easy once I got going.
Now I am concerned with security tho. It's not that I'm transferring any sensitive documents, but I don't want any punx hijacking my server. I've found the log files, but what else can I do to prevent this. I also know not to run as root.
Also, does anyone know of a way to work with a dynamic ip? I've heard several options, but don't know which will be best. Something like dynds.org, or maybe a ping utility to maintain my ip (maybe a tos violation?). I don't mnd using an ip number, but I need a way to keep track of it. Thanks in advance for any suggestions/links/advice.