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I have my current website on shared hosting. But recently we are shifting to VPS hosting. I am quiet new to this term and when I talked with their sales team about what is VPS and can I remotely connect to my machine using mstsc. They said the plan that I chose doesn't have that feature and for my budget, they can offer Linux VPS. Now the thing that confuses is how do I copy my existing website and move it there if they don't have any GUI? Do I have to type Linux commands for that?

Secondly, how do I open XML files and edit them. I know this sounds like a noob question but normally I am used to do mstsc for remote login. Can anybody explain me basic things of VPS and how do I get more help. I don't even know how to open a text or xml file in VPS.

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closed as not constructive by Bart De Vos, Lucas Kauffman, Tim Brigham, EEAA, Michael Hampton Aug 5 '12 at 18:34

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If these are things you don't get, don't get a VPS. Or search someone that can do it for you. – Bart De Vos May 15 '12 at 11:55
Quit exactly. This i akin to saying "Hey, I bought a plane - how the heck do I start the engines now?". A VPS is a real server (virtual, still, it has bios, installs). If you do not know how to administrate a server, do not get one. – TomTom May 15 '12 at 12:00
@Bart: Is there any tutorial regarding how do I get started with VPS linux? – Jack May 15 '12 at 12:03
@Downvote: So why a negative vote? Is this offtopic on this website? If I ask something that I don't know or I am doing it for 1st time people will come and start downvoting me? – Jack May 15 '12 at 12:04
@TimTom: I know this isn't as hard as starting a plane engine. I am sure given a day or two I will find it. Thanks anyways. – Jack May 15 '12 at 12:16
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HowtoForge has a ton of tutorials that will answer your questions. But as long as you are willing to learn and working in a terminal, you can learn system administration.

However, if you've never done it before, you might want to hire someone to administer your VPS or purchase a managed VPS, which is more costly than a non-managed VPS...

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