You may call me Avix, and I am the admin / main writer for this blog. (I apologize for the sparse content, I'm working on that!)
This is my first attempt at writing a blog, and as such it is likely that the first few posts that I write will be minimal in quality. Despite that somewhat overwhelming reality, every blogger started somewhere I suppose, so today is as good a day to start as any. For the first few posts that I write, I would like to help you achieve what I have spent almost my entire summer doing; setting up my very own mail server, one that is also capable of hosting a WordPress website like this one. This comprehensive guide will make it so easy to configure a server for yourself, it might not even take you an hour to follow. In addition- the cost of hosting a website like this one is very minimal. If you're willing to pay up front around $30 and then maybe a tenth of a penny per hour of use after your first year of operation, then you can indeed have your very own mail server / website.
So please take the resources that I am going to give you and forget the hours of frustration that would be required to configure everything yourself. You will of course want to customize components to your liking, but before that you will have a very good starting point to work forward from. Good luck, and I'll see you in future updates. Feel free to email me at email@example.com if you have any questions. Before you ask though; yes I am still writing the blog posts, so information isn't available yet.
**Check out a game development project that I am currently a part of!