I am unable to Op myself on my own server and i have already tried the following: i have typed it into my command prompt and says Opped LAForsman <---- my ingame name yet i go ingame and type /gamemode c and it says i have no permissions and to contact the server administrators and i also tried putting my name in the text document and that didnt work either and i do not have any plug-ins installed yet so i am very confused as to why this wont work
In that case, you require a permissions plugin. I would recommend either PermissionsEx or PermissionsBukkit. Watch some tutorials, and create a group titled 'Owner' and give it the *.* permission. Then add yourself to that group! I am sorry that I cannot be of more direct assistance to you.