Setting up vs (hostgator) - unmanaged, virtuozzo only, no cpanel

i just planned to migrate from my stupid bluehost shared to HG VPS due to inabality of shared one to handle traffic spikes… :rolleyes: my question is how do i configure a vps server …any detailed tutorial please…it will be an unmanaged one, no cpanel only VZ…i have no prior experience in this…teh one with cpanel seems a bit costly…is it impossible for a newbie to manage vps server without cpanel ? there must be a way…any deatiled tutorial or soemthing, plz let me know.i will highly obliged :slight_smile: