I'm going to set up a webserver at home, but I'm not sure what dist I should use. I have used Linux before but I'm not a proffesional. I've been reading about the differences between some of the distributions, but I'm still not convinced. GUI doesn't matter, I'll just be SSHing to it anyways. I need something powerful but still not too complex to set up. It's my first time configuring a Linux server, I'm just doing this to learn.
I'm familiar with Ubuntu, but I want to try something else.
I'm not sure what would fit me best, any suggestions?
Side question: the server is using an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 processor (if I did my research correctly), and according to Wikipedia it's based on the Intel Core microarchitecture (previously known as the Next-Generation Micro-Architecture, or NGMA). On the download page of debian.org (and other distros) I have to specify the processor architecture to get the correct file, but mine isn't listed there. Which one should I choose?