In this tutorial we’ll introduce you to SSH – a tool that allows you to send remote commands to your Web server – and show you some simple UNIX commands to help you manage your website.
UNIX and Linux
Articles on managing websites on your UNIX, Linux or FreeBSD Web server.
Useful Unix Commands
In this article we’re going to look at some useful things you can do with your Web server using UNIX commands and SSH. If you’ve never used SSH or UNIX commands, try reading my SSH and basic commands tutorial first, then come back here and carry on reading!
Understanding File Permissions
One of the hardest things for the beginner webmaster to get to grips with is how to use
chmod correctly to set permissions on files on UNIX and Linux web servers. You need to set the correct permissions on CGI scripts when you install them, to stop those dreaded “500 Server Error” messages.
In this tutorial, I’m going to explain the concept of permissions, and show you how to set permissions using your FTP program or via SSH.