The best way of installing and administering your Mahara is to use the command line.
You will be doing a lot of the things in this area, assuming that you have Secure Shell Access to your server through the terminal command line.
If you have a Linux or a Mac computer, you can use the terminal on your machine to SSH into your Linux web server. Windows users can achieve the same functionality by downloading a free terminal client called PuTTY from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html.
Speak to your resident IT expert for more information on how to use the terminal or see http://www.tuxfiles.org/Linuxhelp/cli.html for an introduction to the Linux command line.
For now, let's just learn how to get the ...