ProLiant Web Server Questions
I'm now a proud owner of a HP ProLiant Microserver which I intend to set-up as a web server and use as a test-bed for web applications but also to backup some files. I would need LAMP, Samba and preferably WebMin or an equivalent. I want the server to be reliable, update easily and require little on-going administration (also set-up and forget).
I have a few questions regarding my needs:
1. Which Linux is best? Yes, I know this is like opening a can of worms but which flavour is best for my needs? Should I stick to something like CentOS or opt for SMS?
2. Is it worth booting off USB? The server has an on-board bootable USB and I have a collection of pens/keys including 256MB up to 8GB... I wondered is it worth making use of this feature or keep everything on the HDD? If it is best to use USB, then what's best to have on the HDD - /home obviously but should I have /var or just take over the MySQL and www folder?
Any help would be most appriciated!