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    Updating site to Responsive


    Going to make our regular site responsive.

    Our developers for our main site our way to expensive and I have found another company to make it.

    Not really much of a techie but I believe they would need acsess to our ftp area.

    Just wondering if this suggestion below from our hosting company is good after I asked the same question?

    For that you have to create new FTP account and set document root path of the folder that you want to give access to them.

    Just want to be on the safe side that nothing could alter on our main site.

    Many Thanks
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    I wouldn't give anyone FTP access to my site... The way I usually work is that they create their local mirror of my site and work with it. Then my old trusted developers make the changes live on my site

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    They are saying right but if you are going to have a long term project with them then you have to trust them. Moreover, before doing any change on your website it is always good to have back of all your data at atleast 2 places.

    Also, as they suggested create an account and give access to the clients with limited permissions.

    Just for your information, we always ask our clients to share the FTP access and they usually give the admin access only.
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    Originally Posted by Ann Smarty
    ...they create their local mirror of my site and work with it...

    Please could you explain how would they get a mirror version of the entire website without accessing ftp?

    Is it through you sending the zip file with all the data?

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