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Am I able to install or upgrade software through shell access?

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I prefer to use ZSH and Vim for editing and server management. It seems like Site5’s versions of both tools are a fairly long way out of date. Is it possible for me to upgrade them?

Answer #1


I hope this reply finds you well!

That is a great question! Because the software is installed at the root level, it unfortunately is not possible for you to update the server versions yourself.

However, you can install a local copy of Vim and use that rather than the server version. A KnowledgeBase article is in the works about how to do this and should be up within the next day or two. Once it is finished, I will reply here giving you a direct link to the article.

Happy Hosting!

Answers Answered By: joliver [476 Blue Star Level]

Answer #2

Hello again,

The article about how to install Vim locally to your user account has been published on our KnowledgeBase. You can access it directly by clicking the following link…

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment here, or if you prefer, you can contact our support team directly by opening a ticket through Backstage.

Happy Hosting!

Answers Answered By: joliver [476 Blue Star Level]

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