My webserver host does not provide access to SSH.

I want to run commands like:

php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

I have tried to do this in the shell terminal using: - phpFileManager - eXtplorer But none of them seem to work.

When I run the command nothing happens, and there is no output to the console: Magento command no output

Can this even work in a shell, or do I need to have SSH access?

3 Answers 3


Try it :

How to install module magento 2 don't need run command line bin/magento setup:upgrade

This is not a good way but if you have not SSH then you can use it if you want.

  • Thanks for the suggestion, I will look into this and get back to you. Commented Aug 10, 2016 at 11:16

Execute command localy and put genereated files from pub/* and var/* to server

  • Ok, I will try that. What about commands like "magento setup:upgrade" to update the database for modules? Commented Aug 9, 2016 at 17:00
  • You can run this command in magento updater application
    – KAndy
    Commented Aug 9, 2016 at 19:50

Here is the perfect solution. Even if system() and shell_exec() and other commands are disabled from server due to security reasons, this script will help you to execute commands.

Note : It will not give any output but it will execute the command successfully.

use Magento\Framework\App\Bootstrap;

require __DIR__ . '/app/bootstrap.php';

$bootstrap = Bootstrap::create(BP, $_SERVER);

$obj = $bootstrap->getObjectManager();

$state = $obj->get('Magento\Framework\App\State');
$k[1]='setup:upgrade'; // You can change command as you want like setup:static-content:deploy, cache:status etc.
try {
$handler = new \Magento\Framework\App\ErrorHandler();
set_error_handler([$handler, 'handler']);
$application = new Magento\Framework\Console\Cli('Magento CLI');
} catch (\Exception $e) {
while ($e) {
echo $e->getMessage();
echo $e->getTraceAsString();
echo "\n\n";
$e = $e->getPrevious();

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