Offshore lab discussion


so I just started the lab and I got two flags so far on NIX01. it is a bit confusing since it is a CTF style and I ma not used to it. so I got the first two flags with no root priv yet. do I need it or should I move further ?
also the other web server can I get a nudge on that.

For any one who is currently taking the lab would like to discuss further please DM me.