The migration to the new server didn't go quite as smoothly as I'd hoped it to be, but all is good now and you are currently being served this webpage/rss feed by Apache2 web server running on a Gentoo Linux box.
I'm using this Virtual Private Server (VPS) setup offered by Linode.com which is an unmanaged User Mode Linux hosting solution. Which means I've had to take a crash course in system administration in the attempt to transform a base Linux system with minimal services into a production web server. It's hard because of the esoteric configuration that Linux is so notorious for, though it was still easier than I thought, and very satisfying when things progressed from a state of borkage to reasonable functionality. Gentoo's Portage probably played a good hand in making things easy. emerge, emerge, emerge.
I still need to set up a email services (the whole kahuna - MTA, LDA, AA) - any advice on this area would be very nice.
More on Gentoo, system administration, User Mode Linux, and Linode later.