What is the EASIEST way to setup a Linux Web Server?

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http://i486.net – I have a need to host some websites and have tried to do an evaluation copy of Server 2K3. And while I have been more than a few simple sites, I find it hard to do something advanced, such as create a simple and off the mail server on the envelope, or get run scripts option I am considering PHP.Una is whether a simple (ie total Newby friendly) Linux version might work. Does anyone have a recommendation on building a Linux system that includes a web server, mail server and PHP compiler (or what is the correct term is) someone who never used Linux can be installed, configured through a kind o (General)