Ive just been given access to my first dedicated server which im going to use for a video upload site with ffmpeg.
Ive got ssh and a webmin interface. Ive managed to work out how to get the Apache and Mysql servers up and running so i can see the site via the IP address.
But now im stuck! I still need to link up the domain name with that IP and also install an FTP server (i think) as the only way i can currently upload files is through the webmin file transfer page.
When i try and install the ProFTPD module i see the message that its not installed or no config file is found. I cant manually see a config file even after running the install from webmin. I also cant seem to download the install file from the ProFTPD site
Can anyone give me any advice on those couple of questions?
In order to get your domain to point to the box, setup a A record that goes to the IP address of the box. It's that easy. I've never used webmin so I don't know how or even if that handles virtual hosts so you can have multiple websites on one server.
Edit: I'd highly recommend going with a managed dedicated server since it sounds like you have no clue what you are doing. A lot can go wrong if not setup correctly.