Linux (LAMP) Web Server

Building a permanent web server is pretty easy with today’s tools. All you need is a computer capable of running Linux, which is pretty much any computer 10 years old or less, and a copy of Linux. I recommend Ubuntu Linux for beginners, because there are endless tutorials and pages about setting up Ubuntu on the net.

However, starting with a server version of Ubuntu instead of the desktop version can be the smarter choice since performance will be better on  a single-purpose machine like a web server.

To remotely administer your server, you can connect to it over the SSH (Secure Shell) Protocol using PuTTY for Windows/Mac/Etc..

In the end, you want to be able to show me a fully configured server, hosting the CMS of your choice.