I am learning server administration, and for the right environment I am planning to install CentOS server on my desktop (using Virtualbox VM, Windows 7 Host).
Can someone direct me to a guide online that shows the exact (& secure) process, as to how these hosting companies (Hostgator, Rackspace etc) setup their servers?
I found this tutorial, but it's not how Hostgator sets up its servers Hostgator Tech support person told me. He also won't disclose the process to me, for some reason. Can someone here help me out?