I am deciding to move to a new dedicated server, without using a control panel (Ensim) this time..
The problem is I don't know much about first things to do. Yes, I know hoe to handle SSH, the apache config file, I use nano, etc. but...
The server will host just one website, so there's no need for virtual hosts and I will use directly /var/www/html as the upload directory, but the question is that do I have to create a user for that?
I mean, I have checked the files on my current server and they're owned by root, will I use that directory as root? And what will happen when using an FTP client? It will ask me a user & pass for uploading stuff in there, so how to handle this?
I'm making searches on the net for days, but what I've reached is tons of "How to set up a Linux server", "How to set up Fedora", but none of them is talking about the things I need to learn.
- Do I have to create a user (how and exactly with which directives)
- Do I have to chown some directories, which one and how?
- How will I create the e-mail accounts (from within the MTA, or do I have to create one user at the system for each e-mail account)
Those are some questions which I couldn't get an answer.
I will be pleased if someone can guide me, or drop a link which will answer those questions.