ssh into the unknown

I'm trying to properly forward to this Amazon EC2 instance URL, and my hosting provider has been giving me a lot of grief over modifying my .htaccess file. So I've SSHed into and created .htaccess by force, but guess what? The only text editor available on this machine is vi. Not even pico or Vim, vi.

muppet screaming

Lemme get back to y'all when I figure out what OS this godforsaken machine is running on.