LAMP server for training...
I'm starting a CCNA course and p/t degree in Computer Sc soon so I was looking at setting up a LAMP server. I've got as far as figuring out which distro to go for (Ubuntu) for the web server (as I want seperate web, db and file servers), but I'm having trouble figuring what DB software to go for (as MySQL may not stay open source), whether I should be learning PHP, Perl or Python, and more importantly at this point, what hardware to be buying.
Anyways, for the time being, I'm just looking to setup 2 systems, a web server and a development workstation. I'm currently using an Athlon 64x2 4200+ w/ 2.5GB RAM which I can use for the time being as the workstation (unless you'd recommend otherwise), so that leaves the question, what should I be looking for in regards the server? I was originally looking at a socket F system but the combination of DDR2 and the conspicuous absence of any MBs doing the rounds is giving me second thoughts, so, C32? And if so can anyone recommend anywhere to get them on the cheap, and what else I should be considering?
Ok , I think that's enough for the first post, I hand it to you :)
P.S. Incase you hadn't guessed, I'm an absolute beginner in regards to all of the above subject matter.