for the best performance I would suggest to install ArchLinuxARM image on your Pi. Set-up a simple webserver and choose one of the many easy PHP trackers. You don't have to be a Linux guru to get it up and running in just a few hours. Arch is one of the best and most detailed Linux OS there is and it has a wide variety of web-based trackers available from the pacman and yaourt package managers that don't require mad skills to install and configure.
Connecting to a VPN is as simple as downloading your configuration file, install openvpn
and then connect using
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sudo openvpn /path/to/your/config.ovpn
You can set both to auto start at boot time so you'll never hav to see the console again once installed and you can use any pc to log into your tracker's web interface....
Just give it a try and you can stop calling yourself a n00b by tonight