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I just bought a VPS, installed Ubuntu 11 with LAMP, and now I'm totally lost.

I want to install something like WHM (I'm new to this so I'm not sure what exactly). I've used cPanel in the past when administering websites, so my first thought is to install an open source alternative like zPanel.

My understanding:

  1. Download installation file.
  2. Upload file to VPN
  3. Install it
  4. Return to to figure out how to use it

So I'm stuck at point 2. how do I get the zPanel on to my VPS to install it? I'd do it with FTP, but I don't know how to set up an FTP account without a cPanel.

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closed as not a real question by Michael Hampton, Iain Aug 24 '12 at 7:20

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

You don't even need to upload to your VPS as you can download straight on to it. There appears to be extensive documentation on how to install zpanel on Ubuntu here . – Iain Aug 24 '12 at 7:15
As you are so new to Ubuntu then you really should spend some time with the documentation and also be aware that there is an SE site for Ubuntu enthusiasts. – Iain Aug 24 '12 at 7:20
Am I getting downvoted because I'm not knowledgeable on this topic, or because it's a bad question? – brentonstrine Aug 24 '12 at 7:25
@brentonstrine Not that I downvoted it, but I'm certain it's because the question shows a lack of effort into researching the issue on your own. If the answer to the question is "read the manual" or "there are 215,000,000 Google results for how to do this," then it's going to get downvoted here, much like (I'd hope) a question over at StackOverflow amounting to ~"how do I compile my code?" would be downvoted. This question is fairly analogous to that, from an SA standpoint. – HopelessN00b Aug 24 '12 at 15:21
@HopelessN00b Thanks. I've since realized I shouldn't be at serverfault right now. The 215x10^15 Google results are sometimes impossible to wade through when you don't even know how to phrase the question. – brentonstrine Aug 24 '12 at 16:19
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If you have active SSH connection on your VPS, you can upload it via SCP (for example you can use WinSCP for windows) or you can use this instruction:

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Thanks. I thought it was a very simple and straightforward question, and apparently so did you. I guess the mods want me to know the answers to things before I ask. – brentonstrine Aug 24 '12 at 7:29
No problem ;) I don't know why mod close your topic, it's normal question. – dave Aug 24 '12 at 7:33
@brentonstrine You are kind of correct. Serverfault is for professional system administrators and as such we expect a certain level of competence. At this time you fall below that line and we'll find it difficult to help you as you don't even have the basics. What you really need is education not an Q&A site. – Iain Aug 24 '12 at 7:40
Got it. I had posted on StackOverflow and was directed here. I've since been directed to Linux sites. I am educating myself as I go--just need to ask questions in the right place. Sorry! – brentonstrine Aug 24 '12 at 7:47

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