A2 Hosting servers run Linux, an operating system popular for its stability and security. The following articles teach you the basics of working with the Linux operating system.
(These articles assume that you already know how to access your account using SSH or FTP. If you do not know how to do this, please read the articles about how to access your account first.)
Learn how to perform essential Linux commands from the command line, such as listing files and directories, moving and deleting files, checking disk usage, and more. If you're new to Linux or the command line in general, this is a good place to start.
You may encounter certain types of compressed files, such as .tar.gz and .tar.bz2 files, that your computer's operating system cannot read or decompress. This article is intended for Microsoft Windows users who need to work with these types of files, and covers how to use the 7-zip application.
Sometimes you may need to edit a text file from the command line. This article provides an introduction to the nano and Vim command-line editors.
In this article, learn how to edit the .htaccess file using the Plesk File Manager, the cPanel File Manager, or the command line.
Learn how to save space and speed up file transfers by using compressed files. This article shows how to compress files using cPanel or the command line.