1. setup server
2. turn off services not needed.
3. security harden
4. install LAMP
5. install fail2ban
6. migrate mysql data from cloud to this server
7. migrate websites and data from cloud to this server
8. come up with a backup plan for this server for disaster recovery.
9. install monitoring tools to alert if issues come up.
10. Install mysql master/slave setup with master on main hardware and slave DB in the cloud for backup and "read only" if needed in emergency.