After jumping around from host to host, I am now currently on a 4GB shared hosting plan with TheMinecraftHost, where I only have access to FTP and a basic Multicraft panel. I've been looking for some time now to switch to a dedicated server on OVH, mainly due to the really cheap prices and more freedom on what I can do with my server. But then again, I've never actually used a VPS nor had a dedicated server before. Since I haven't had any experience besides Minecraft-only hosts, I feel like I may run into a ton of problems/troubles, where I can't just send in a simple support ticket and have the issue looked into for me -- I'd be on my own. If I want my server to expand, I can't keep them on hosts where I don't have full control over it. - What Linux distro should I use? Keep in mind, I'm very new to this. I was thinking of getting Ubuntu 12.04 + remote desktop, so I can visually see what I'm doing. I won't be going with Windows, as I don't want to be paying extra monthly for the OS license. - Are there any newbie guides to setting up a server? - Should I use a RAMDisk? Since the plan does not offer SSDs, I thought of putting my Factions survival + creative worlds on a RAMDisk, as they are the most popular.