The way my Plesk is set up with GoDaddy, the above statement IS true.
I meant an SSH Client using SSH
IMHO, you have no business doing that (I KNOW I don't!) and should rely on Plesk (or your host's sysadmin staff) to make those changes.
Well, let's be realistic here and you tell me what my options are...
- I am running a website that is also technically an e-commerce site, but I have no visitors
- I built the site myself (and with LOTS of help from the awesome people on SitePoint!!!)
- I have a VPS with GoDaddy
- Some have said it is safer to run an e-commerce site on a Shared Host than on a VPS (but I don't believe them)
- I don't have any real-world friends who are System Administrators
- I have little to no $$$
- GoDaddy charges $100/hour and you don't get much for that. Need an SSL installed? It might take 5-10 minutes, but will cost you at least $50!!
- Even if I could find a System Administrator on-the-cheap I would be VERY SKEPTICAL of trusting someone from online
- To have a world-class site, I need much more control than a Shared Plan at GoDaddy will offer
- I do NOT have $1,000/month to pay for a Managed Server with Rackspace (Besides, from my research, they don't manage a whole hell of a lot?!)
- The IT market and Job market are still abysmal in the U.S.
- If I don't get my own business going then I'll never get back on my feet and out-of-debt (My contract just ended because the project I was on was over-budget, and they were out-of-money even though they liked me. So I am unemployed AGAIN.)
[b]Is trying to learn to be my own Linux System Administrator a gigantic undertaking and goal?! YES!!!!
(But based on what I've said, you tell me what other options I have?!)[/b]
If I look back at all I have learned about HTML, CSS, and PHP in the past 12 months I think it is impressive.
Now I realize that Sever Administration can do much more damage than HTML, CSS, or even PHP but if millions of others do it reasonably well, then why can't I??
Besides, I still subscribe to the rule that "80-90% of the Problems/Challenges can be Solved by 10-20% of the Tools/Approaches/Knowledge". (So far it has applied to HTML, CSS, PHP, and Web Security, and it is my hope that it can apply to my Linux VPS.)
So THAT is where I am coming from and the true motivation behind this thread...