Yes, you could do that with httpd installed =) I would personally pick thttpd for your need.
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If you are trying to work over the dedicated server with the knowledge of HTML then it can be real tough but you can learn that in the process and it depends how quickly you can manage that. If you can get some really good and easy to use control panel installed on your server then you will have half you job done. With that help of the control panel you can manage the server completely.