Giving FTP access to overseas developer safely?


Sorry for a dumb question, or if I’m in the wrong forum.

I want to hire a freelance developer to upgrade my (Drupal) website. They will need FTP access, of course, but I don’t want to take a risk with this.

How can I limit their access? Could I somehow make a copy of my site, give them access to that domain only, and copy it all over once the upgrade is completed?

Or what?



you can create a sub-domain and run it under a different user. copy your drupal files over to the sub-domain and also create a new database and import the information from your live database. be sure to change your settings file for the sub-domain. then once the developer is finished just rename the directories. just don’t forget to update your settings file.


Thanks - that makes sense.