If home.php does not work, the only option I see is to disable front-page.php file and in that case dynamic static page will work. As I mentioned earlier front-page.php is the static page we're talking about. home.php is deprecated because home.php name was causing issues with some servers, this was done by the WordPress itself.
Login to your FTP, locate /shell-lite/front-page.php and just add .hold on the end i.e. front-page.php.hold or delete this file completely. This will however be overwritten in next update and for right now I don't have another alternative.
When front-page.php is not used, index.php will come in as fallback and you can control that.
Right now "Sample Page".
I just want to have an ability to set front page to any static page I want via
What needs to be on home page?
Thanks, I am looking right now to both.