I'm sorry if this post is too vague but I don't even know what topics to start looking at. I need a server that has the ability to share large amounts of data with potentially very high traffic, and the ability for users to upload photos quickly. It also has to have a large database..I guess I'd use MySQL to be able to keep track of which files belong to which users.
What am I looking at here in terms of options. I want something secure. What books should I be buying and reading about? I'm a novice programmer at best and my knowledge of systems programming is pretty limited. I need a fairly simple to learn but still robust and secure. If this catches on it could get very very big.
If there is a better place for this question please let me know.