okay. so i've been seriously considering getting a dedicated server. i live with 3 other roommates and i think it would be great to free up our home connection from the constant torrent burden i place on it. we also have a website that we use for a couple random things and i think it would be fun to host it on the dedicated server too. i just have a few questions.
first off, i'm in the united states, so i can't use ovh, or kimsufi. i don't have a very large budget ($40-60USD) either. i'm thinking of going with hosting-ie's Dedicated Rabtor Pro 571 Plus
the stats look like they will do fine for me:
Intel . 2,4 GHz
2x80 GB of HDD disk
1GB MB of RAM
there's just a few posts around here complaining of the up-speeds. is it really that bad, or do they just have really high expectations? i don't expect anything more than say 2-5MB/s up, and i'm not really worried about down speeds.
next, if i did use hosting-ie, i can choose from a variety of OSs. windows server 2k3, and the linux distros: fedora, centos, suse, debian, ubuntu. i'm currently using WAMP to run my webserver, so i have a little experience with that, but i'd imagine a LAMP setup would be similar. pros/cons with the linux distros or even windows?
all suggestions welcome, thx.