I'm seeking advice from those familiar with servers:
I'm migrating a very large blog over from another service to WordPress. In the course of looking for a new host, it's been decided that a dedicated server is probably preferred. The company I'm going with will manage the server and offer support, but they've asked how I would like it set up. I'm sure they will offer advice, but I'd like to get some thoughts from those in the WP community. :)
I know that we want a LAMP environment, with the latest versions, and the Apache rewrite module... but are there other recommendations? It'd be great if anyone can share how they've set up their server to run efficiently with WP. For example, I want to make sure that we can upgrade and install plugins from the WP Admin area. I've read things about the suPHP module helping with this?
Thank you in advance for your time and help.