I'm about to purchase (lease) a dedicated box that is offshore and will be given to me fairly raw (well, nothing more than the OS of my preference). What I need to do with this server is install all the necessary components for a hosting solution (dns/apache/ftp/php/etc). I'm looking to get a Linux OS for stability, but to this point I've only been a Win32 user... I'm a complete newb when it comes to anything like this. So, what I'm looking for is an individual who is well-versed in this area, and can dictated if not completely guide me through the setup of these components to get this box up and online. I am unquestionably willing to pay for your time if you're the person to help me do this; think of it as a paid mentorship
I hope to learn the basic ins and outs through this project so I can continue to grow in knowledge on my own and, if necessary, repeat this process on new servers. I can pay through PayPal, Epassporte, Fethard, eGold, whatever. Contact me via PM if you can do this for me and we can discuss the details over the messenger service of your preference.