I have the opportunity to move a website from shared hosting to a VPS. Server-side stuff is definitely not my forte -- it's kind of like falling off the edge of the world, or "beyond here be dragons" . A bit of research has yielded this tutorial:
But it's really more about setting up and managing the VPS whereas, from a conversation with the host's tech guy, it seems I'll be using "managed" VPS with a LAMP stack and cPanel pre-installed.
1) Are there any more tutorials or better tutorials you have used?
2) What questions should I be asking the hosting company? The site is not high-traffic -- mostly plain HTML, CSS, JS with a smattering of PHP and Perl for a few server-side goodies. Therefore I don't think hardware really matters much.