Ugh, tired but won't give up.
Ok, I've gone through lots of linux distributions, manuals, and TIME. And I've got a headache...or 10. Reading makes me sleepy and I am about ready to pull a Rip Van Winkle. Nothing seems to work well for my computer. My dad says I'm not properly setting things up, that's why it's slow or won't work. He doesn't have the time to help me though. So I need your help!
Here's what I want to be able to do on my computer.
I want to run Apache, PHP, and MySql.
I want security to be at the highest it can be.
I want the server to be as fast and stable as possible.
So I'm using linux for a server, not a desktop computer. I don't mind using the console at all; GUI or no GUI doesn't matter I just want the performance. And that's one of the great things about linux, right? Using your hardware in the best way possible?
Here's my computer information.
Motherboard: NVidia nForce 2 Chipset based. K7N2 Delta-L. MSI.
Processor: AMD Athlon XP 2500+ 1.83Ghz 333FSB
Memory: 2 X 256MB Corsair DDR 400 PC3200 CAS2.5
Video Card: NVidia GeForce2 MX/MX400
Sound Card: Creative SB Live! Series (WDM) AND I have onboard sound.
Hard Drive: Western Digital 60gig
CD-ROM Drive: 50x cd-rom
Monitor: NEC MultiSync 3FGe (Max: 1024 x 768 60refresh rate 32bit color)
I'm not asking you to do this for me (although it would be nice :D), I'm just asking for help. I just want it to work finally!
So...for me, what would the best distribution be?