I need some words of wisdom:
My situation: I don't know much about servers, i'm barely getting in to it. I've been building websites off and on since i was a little angel. But nothing ever too crazy, just html. Just a couple years ago some of my interest fell into php web apps. Now i'm going to be using phpFox to run a little community website for a community that i'm sure will use it. So there's definitely a potential for medium traffic. Which is why i'm thinking that it might be best to get a VPS. Especially since I've run the same project on a Bluehost server but it just kept crashing. (not Bluehost fault of course, they're awesome) But it's just pretty obvious to me that if i'm going to launch this website it would require nothing less than a VPS.
Other than localhost, i have NO experience managing a server (LAMP on Ubuntu desktop). This makes me just a little bit nervous, which is why I'm asking for advice...