I'm looking at Linode's 768 plan, but I'm leery of jumping into an un-managed solution. The savings would be great though, and maybe I can get some pointers on how to better optimize my setup for xenforo.
I do have some college Linux/Unix experience from 18 years ago, but I'm very rusty, and watching some of the tutorials on youtube make me wonder if I can do this on my own.
Are there any books or guides that I can use to brush up my skills so I'm ready to use Linode? Also, I'm not sure what server configuration I should consider to make my forum perform to it's best...