I was wondering if you guys could suggest books/websites to learn about the hardware and software aspects of co-locating, I don't want to go to college for it.
I want to learn these things:
-apache web server
-what to look for in hardware
-all the software I would possibly need to manage my server
I am actually about ready to buy the parts to a 1U Athlon XP server, I'm going to put it together, test if its dissipating heat well enough, and probably get it co-located with colo4dallas, and just experiment with that for a while.
For my first server, I was going to put Fedora linux, and I think it comes with a web server, and if it does, should I use fedoras or apache?
What else would I need? And should I dish out the extra money for a 64-bit cpu?