Magento 126.96.36.199 is running fine on a dedicated host however most documentation I find references changing directories to the root installation of magento and perform commands that typically start with `php bin/magento` but my magento installation does not have a bin directory at root of installation so how do I use command line with magento?
bin/magento is for Magento 2.
In Magento 1 you have the shell directory with some classes that you can run in this way:
php -f file.php
Where file could be, for example, logger.php.
Which command do you want to execute on Magento 1?