I recently got a Linux Virtual Private Server from 1and1 and I'm having problems trying to install Pear. I followed the instructions on the official Pear website, but to be honest, I don't really know if I'm following them correctly as I'm new to Linux.

Does anyone know of any good tutorials on how to install Pear with SSH access to the server? I've searched google, but none of them really help me, I just keep restoring my server and trying again. :-\

I spent all Saturday trying to get it to work with no luck...

Can someone please point me in the direction of a good tutorial for newbies or if possible tell me the basics of what I have to do to get it installed :-\

Thanks for reading...