I'm beginning the process of learning what kind of hardware I'll need for a business server colocated in a datacenter.
The server will use fedora, apache, php and mysql. I'll have many ip addresses. I'll need at least one for email, one for an ssh tunnel, http, https, etc. I'll have at least 10 ip adresses.
I'm looking for information that will help figure out what hardware I'll need.
Some of my questions are:
What kind of nics will I need?
How many nics will I need?
How many ip addresses can I nic handle?
Does a nic use firmware like a router does?
What is the best firmware (if yes to above)?
Any information that points me in the right direction is appreciated.