I have a classified website which uses MySQL, PHP, Solr (java) etc etc...
I wonder where I should start after purchasing a VPS package from my provider.
There are first of all several packages, I am going with Linux because as far as I know it is the most stable system.
What is debian, do I need it? What is apache, do I need that?
And most importantly, what applications do I need, that I must have? (I mean applications which a beginner would never know was needed, what do you recommend?)
After getting the vps, how do I even access it? Do I type in some kind of IP into the browser? Or is it by ftp program? How do I access the so called "terminal"?
Please guide me, I am completely new to Linux and VPS! Thanks