I'm a total noob when it comes to Servers. I've been designing websites for about four years, and I'm completely self-tought (22 years old)...
I want to get away from Mediatemple because they don't support rails.
I'm trying Rackspace cloud hosting right now, and I've got a beginner's grasp on Ubuntu, but only slightly. I'm probably going to start my config over...so if I stick with Rackspace, will I have to monitor stuff all the time, or can I set it up, and check back like once a month?
If I can set it and forget it, which platform should I use? (Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora)...And what are some good things to keep in mind?
P.S. I'm currently having trouble setting up a basic mail server. I'm a bit frustrated with the learning curve, but I still like the versatility. Should I just stick with managed hosting?