The plan is to setup a basic webserver, which will serve mostly static html pages. I may move into setting up a blog software, or some other sort of CMS in the near future though.
The server will sit on an old boxen yanked from the grips of my closet, dusted off and tested to see if it worked still... which it did of course! It's modest specs are as follows:
Dell Dimension V350
PII 350 (512KB)
She runs cool and quiet, and should be plenty to do what I aim to do with it.
Questions are as follows:
1- Should I just start with a basic webserver with only Apache2 or should I go ahead and follow the Debian Etch Perfect Setup Howto and proceed as written with php and MySQL.
2- I mainly will be using this as a personal/testing server, but may put some music and a few videos to share with family and friends... Being that I don't plan to try and host the whole world
- do I really need to setup Quota?
3- I am not really sure about a mail system. You could say I am a bit scared of it... I suppose. I know enough about Apache to get into trouble without much effort, but I'd hate to be serving someone else's needs to send their SPAM about gender specific enhancement products. Any direction provided will be met with great apreciation (eg. links to howto's, comments like DON'T use one... anything really). :/
3a- If I do setup a CMS or Blogger system, then a mail system will be a must... correct?
4- Being that I only have 10GB of HDD, this is what I thought for a partitioning schema: (through the help of the search feature of the forum and google)
/boot - hda1 > 50-100 MB
/ - hda2 > 3-4 GB
/var/www - hda3 > All the rest
swap - hda4 > 384 MB
That is all I can think of at the moment. Any additional insight offered is of course welcome!
Thanks for reading and possibly helping out.