I am a PHP coder and have next to none experience in system administration. One of my clients has obtained a VPS from HostGator. The logins I was sent, take me to Parallels Infrastructure Manager, where I presumably, can start and stop containers. I guess a container in this context is a virtual server. Anyway, I looked for and couldn't find a cPanel, Plesk or anything familiar. I contacted support and asked how could I get a LAMP envo working on this account. They said as the account is not Level 3, I need to do everything through SSH.
I verified that Apache is running. But don't know where I should look for the document root. With that I would be able to check if I have PHP and MySQL running or not. If they're not, I don't know what should I do next. Your advice is appreciated.
P.S. The OS is CentOS.
Ok, I found the document root which is
/var/www/html as noted here. If you someone can provide guidance on how to setup PHP and MySQL via SSH, it would be great.