Hello all i have some free time and money and i decided to learn some sysadmin skills..
I've been studing some system administration for RHEL/Fedora OS the last 2-3 weeks and i've decided to do some practice...
My thought was to rent a VPS and setup some services webserver/mail server etc first to get in touch with the apps used how to communicate with SSH general to get some experience with servers and configuration...Also i whould like to practice monitoring tools,configure firewall etc in my server and maybe later some penetration testing..
I haven't practiced anything like that before so i want your opinions...
First of all what OS should i choose?
I was thinking of CentOS as i am working with Fedora and also want to have future knowledge on RHEL..
Do you think centos whould be good for setting up some web apps?
2) I was thinking on renting a VPS from here (haven't done much research) http://www.cheapvpsllc.com/
Does anyone have any experience or something with similar prices to suggest?
3)As i want to setup some web services to only to gain experience i don't care about the content of the Website..So are there free website templates i could use for my webserver?
These are my first steps in system administration and webapps so i whould appreciate your help...