If you would like to set up psyBNC, you're going to need a shell
provider. That is, a company that will host a shell for you.
What is a shell?
"The outer layer of a program that provides the user interface, or way
of commanding the computer."
So with a shell, you will have more control over your host. Allowing
you to run programs on their server, such as psyBNC. Here are a few
hosts that have what you need:
There is also a Google Directory containing many sites which offer
Once you've selected a host, and purchased an account from them,
you're ready to install psyBNC.
This tutorial gives a very detailed explanation of installing psyBNC
on your host. If this seems too daunting of a task for you, your
hosting provider should be able to help you during the install
One thing that is not mentioned in the tutorial, is that you will need
to connect to your shell with an SSH (Secure Shell) client to run any
of the commands. What this does, is it allows you to connect to your
shell account, and then use the command line instructions, as in the
tutorial. PuTTY is a very popular SSH client, and it can be downloaded
Once downloaded, run the program. Type your shell host address in the
"Host Name". Select "SSH" under protocol. Then click "Open" and you're
good to go. A window will open, and will ask for your user name, and
password. Once entered, you will be able to type the commands listed
in the tutorial I linked above.
The tutorial mentions "root", which you also asked about. Root simply
refers to the top level of the hierarchy of the folder system.
For example, say you have the folders "C:\My Documents\work\" on your
computer. "C:\" is the root. It is the topmost directory.
Hopefully this information helps you. Feel free to ask for a