Repurposing an older machine as a server?
It'd be nice to give my old 2009 desktop a new breather of life as a server machine, since I'm thinking for complete control to make my own server for a website.
The computer in question is a Packard Bell that has an AMD Athlon X2 7450 dual-core x64 processor, 2 GB of RAM, an AMD graphics card (I think), and around 320 GB HDD.
I'd probably install Ubuntu Server 17.04 and include Apache, PHP 7, MySQL, and any other necessary dependencies for my site (a MyBB-powered forum). I'd also like recommendations on a free control panel I can use to manage my site.
I'll probably use a paid domain and also use it as a mail server.
Any tips or guides on configuring, and setting up the server? I have a dynamic IP, so is there any way to make updating the DNS records easier on the domain when it changes?
Thanks for your help!