So I've been lurking around the community for a couple of days reading up on some posts and trying to find some helpful hints on how to run my own journal on a server. I haven't really found the answer I was looking for (unless I completely missed it), so I hope it's all right if I post my questions here. I apologize if they have been asked before but I just need a little guidance on where to begin.
My first question deals with the LJ code itself. Now I've looked at the installation guide and found a reference to a tarball file that could be downloaded and unzipped and just reuploaded onto a server to get started. Unfortunately the link for that file doesn't exist anymore. Afterwards, I went to the Six Apart repository to look at the code there and wow, there wasn't any sort of zip file just a bunch of folders and no directions on what to do with them! So basically I just need a little advice on what to do with the code at the Six Apart site and how to upload all of that onto a server.
Which brings me to my second question: servers. What web hosts would you all recommend and what sort of features should I be looking for?
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I would like to start trying this as soon as possible.
Thanks for your time!