I've been developing and become quite familiar with another framework, but I'd like to start learning and seriously taking on Magento 2.
My host is a shared linux environment that DOES NOT provide SSH capability. They do have a commercial option that does provide SSH.
However, I'm not wiling to fork out for this just yet, until I feel I'm ready or familiar enough with Magento 2.
I was able to install Magento 2 through cPanel and Softaculous, and got it running just fine. But on further experimentation, I realized SSH is essential - until I stumbled upon some helpful posts that pointed out PHP's system() command.
My question is really, as a beginner, will system() be enough for the time-being? I'm able to change store modes, enable/disable maintenance, static deployment and several others.
Thanks and apologies, compared to my previous framework, Magento 2 is quite overwhelming and the amount of resources available online are so vast. My previous php cart was just everything in one single forum.