I am thinking of colocating a SuperMicro 1022G-URF (16-way 1u server, 16 GB RAM) at a "place that does server colocation. I am running CentOS 6. The server will be a web server and an email server (and DNS, if I can't find a way to outsource the DNS to a service). I want to be able to connect into this server from "the road." I have looked at a few scenarios. I have ruled out SSH'ing into the box. I find there are too many vulnerabilities in SSH and I want to use StrongSWAN. I will be running iptables on the box.
Is it insane to set up a single server like this? In other words...I get a dropoff from the server colocation company - that is it. I am used to being in an environment with routers and switches and firewalls - this "single server scenario" is new to me.
Does anybody know of a better way of connecting to this single server?
Anything you could think of to help would be appreciated!