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Login shell to access website files and perform linux commands

I have a website hosted at Global Internet Solutions on a linux machine running some flavor of Apache.  The only access to the files there that I am aware of is through FTP or the tool they provide, WebShell.  Is it typical with a commercial hosting company that there is no login shell that I can use to have access to linux commands, or have I overlooked some means of logging in.  I would ask them, but it is nearly impossible to reach anyone who has real technical knowledge there.
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Hi,

Why do you need to login to the remote server? If you need that to update your scripts, then ftp is enough.

Most web hosting providers do not provide login shell to their clients. They provide FTP to upload / download files. Some may provide a control panel (through web) to do certain tasks.

Again, If you can till what particular need you have, then there could be an alternative.

 
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I want to renew my SSL certificate, and I am supposed to execute some OpenSSL commands on the server to generate a request.  My website developer took care of that for me last year, but he is no longer in my employ.
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