Remote uploading & Extraction of CMS files

Every now and then, I get requests from friends to upload different CMS of their choice to their server(s). Those who trust me, gives me their password and I do the honour by uploading. Now, there is this problem, popular CMSs , whether it is Joomla or WordPress or phpBB are showing the obesity trend now a days. The packed zip/tar/gz files are getting bigger in size. Meaning, I will have to download the zip and then unzip and upload to the server. Needlessly to say, most of the cheap shared hosts does not come with Shell access. So, I thought of giving a very simple script of much used and familiar commands to remotely download a package to the server and then automatically extract it. Continue reading “Remote uploading & Extraction of CMS files”