Is the newest version of CiviCRM compatible with the newest 8.0.1 version of drupal? I have loaded drupal on my VPS but wonder if I load CiviCRM into the module folder, if it will be reccognized. If I have to delete 8.0.1 and reload drupal 7 please advise. Thanks for your time.
I'm afraid CiviCRM doesn't support Drupal 8 yet. You will need to install Drupal 7.
You can find more details here: Installation and Upgrades
See also this question: Does CiviCRM work with Drupal 8 and how can I help?