Need help, bought a Linux server.

Thehunterman

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Hi, I bought a linux server, and actually all I can do now is enter through the SSH, This is my first time buying a server. When I bought a VPS before I could enter through remote desktop control, how can I do that on the server ? I need a little explanation because I am little short on info here :)
 

Thehunterman

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Did your WHM come up asking you for login details? I may have misread your OP, is this not what you needed?

There is no remote desktop features in cPanel, like you might find on a windows server.
My goal is to enter the server like windows server to control the files and so on, is that not available in Linux server ? only SSH ?
 

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If you can connect SSH you can connect SFTP with a program like Winscp. Winscp will give you a drag and drop feel for files similar to the windows thing but with a lot more functions.

If you are only used to windows/rdp you have a learning curve but once you are "there" trust me you will never go back. If someone gave me a windows server complete with sticker I would wipe it out and put CentOS on it.

Jim
 

Thehunterman

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Sure you can. Using the cPanel File Manager in any of your accounts of course, and there's also this which can come in very handy for some:
ConfigServer Explorer

With this you can manage all files on the server with ease.
hmm.. After reading it's features.

I think you didn't get what I mean :D I meant uploading files to servers like Rapidshare, Megaupload, Mediafire and so on.

And Can I download torrents on it :confused:

I know I am annoying but sorry I bought linux instead of windows by mistake, so gotta learn :)
 

Thehunterman

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I think I get it now.

This isn't at a datacenter, this is in your living room and you don't want to do "hosting" from it, just use it as a PC?
No, actually I am in my bedroom :p
yep, you got what I mean, all I wanted to do was buy a VPS to handle files, but man I got tricked into something bigger :(