I am currently in University studying Computer Science, and I am debating whether or not to buy a server. I have co-op and I am currently working at a company that works with newtorking, programming, etc. and I decided that I would want to learn more about this field even if it isn't my final career path. This server would be used for web hosting (al least my website) with a chance at hosting more websites (for friends), and possibly a dedicated server on the side if the server can handle it. This is the server that I am currently looking at currently. My budget is $800 including tax (for me it is 13%). It would also be preferrable to have a possibility to insert a hot-swap rack if needed in the future. How would you rate the server above with respect to what I need it to do, and if you have any other suggestions for servers I would like to hear them.
Also if you have any other interesting information I would like to know about that too. I want to learn as much as possible.
Thank you for your time.
Edit: The server would run linux, though I'm not sure which distro yet. Probably Ubuntu Server