I like playing around with VPS servers, you know… for science! And because it’s fun, it’s good practice to become a better sysadmin and gives me more freedom than a shared host. And admit it, being a sysadmin of your own little cluster is cool!
Documenting it in a blogpost will provide a place where I can write down how a perfect web server should be setup according to me, and a place to copy/paste commands when I’m reinstalling after too much messing around.
To get started, I personally prefer Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) as server-OS.