Installation options

Is installing via shell the only option for cakephp?
I’m trying to have a play but i’m struggling.
Tried installing on windows 7 locally but after hours of trying to get IIS to work, I gave up
Now I want to install on the shared server but it says I need shell access?
Is there no way around this?
I have to apply etc for that and it is getting to the stage of “too hard” now…

Ok. Might have found the way around.
I have softwaculous which has cakePHP
I will try that.