The Linode website seems to have tutorials that show step-by-step instructions for everything but I'm not sure what I need to do for XenForo. I know I need to install nginx, PHP, and MySQL but what else do I need? Is there anything required that is different with nginx such as rewrite rules etc.? Does anything need to added to PHP/MySQL and is anything required to configure each to run XenForo optimally?
Is it difficult to point the domain name servers at the server?