Hi, I was looking for this question on the beginner tutorials but it didn't exist. How should one go about buying a server to host Linux? In my case, I have 2 needs (Log in to hide this advertisement) 1. I need to learn to run an email server that is accessible to the public ie like Hotmail. 2. I need to web server to host a webpage, forums and create accounts for the email server in part 1. What hardware should I buy? What are the checklists that I should look at? The user base is unknown but free email usually runs in the millions of accounts.