I'm running magento CE 188.8.131.52 and never saw the need to have a server with SSH access.
But I want to move on to magento 2 and bought a theme with CE 2.1.2. So far so good.
Since I dont have SSH or CLI I need to knwo if there is any way I can upgrade/update magento and mudules WITHOUT SSH?
I can tell you that it is fundamental (beyond the upgrading/updating phases) to have ssh access to your server to perform many of Magento 2 vital tasks.
I know its important, but unfortunatly I still cant have a server with SSH for another 10 days, so is there a way to do it or not?
But a question: how did you install M2 on your server?
By FTP after download of M2 from Github project?
I could to follow this way: get M2 code from Github and override the right dirs, like app/ (hoping you have not developed in this dir) bin/ lib/ etc.
How do I installed it?
Simple... download it -> upload it via FTP -> installed via web browser.
Going to try your solution in the dev server.
I'll wait for your feedback.