Help getting started on basic stuff...
I'm new to the forums, and fairly new to Linux altogether.
I'm in a gaming clan and we're working on a new set of forums and since I did the last ones on a Windows based server, I was nominated to do the new ones. I always wanted to learn to work with Linux, so I decided to go with the worst case scenario and learn as I go.
So far, I'm picking up information here and there, but I still got a couple gaps in information before I can fully understand exactly what I'm doing.
I picked up a webhost and a domain yesterday on a Linux based server. The pre-installed scripts that I'm use to on Windows based installations were not there. No phpbb self installing script, no MySQL database in the control console, nothing.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but so far from what I've gathered I need to A: Install Perl to access a CGI terminal service script to execute commands for installing RPMs, B: use the CGI terminal to install MySQL, and C: Upload my SMF forums and tie them to the new MySQL databases. I could be completely wrong, so please correct me if any or all of this info is wrong or if there's an easier way to do it. Like I said, I just started learning without the pre-made scripts yesterday.