After being told that Virtual Private Servers would not fit the scope of my project, I have timidly entered the world of dedicated hosting. Unfortunately, this is forcing me how to learn the basics of being a Linux server admin.
GoDaddy has a master account for the server. When you use SSH, they want you to use "su" to switch to the root user. Thus far, I have been able to do everything I have needed to thus far via the command line as this root user.
However, now I need to upload files to my server. I'm used to using WinSCP to upload files. I can use my general server account to view the files but when I try to drag or create files its says that I cannot because I do not have permission to do so.
I have researched the WinSCP documentation and it seems that this "su" function is beyond the scope of the program.
How am I to grant myself access to upload these files using SSH?
Should I create a user with the proper permissions? I'm happy to do this but thus far I have not been able to make sense of what I have found online.
I'm going to try and move forward but any help and/or insight is appreciated.