I find it hard to follow this instruction below. i used windows OS and i'am installing civicrm 3.1.4 standalone in a linux remote server. We used an ftp application to connect to server. We've finished step 1,2,3 and its really hard to understand what to do on the next step.
(Step no. 4)
Untar the archive to your web-root (defaults to /var/www/ on Ubuntu and /var/www/html on Red Hat / CentOS). You'll need to get a shell on your Linux system if you don't already have one. Usually this is done via SSH for a remote web server or by running a Terminal if you're using a Linux system locally.
Can anybody help me how to do this step and if possible, also the next steps?
Your help is much appreciated.
do you have any possibility to connect to the server via PuTTY or similar?