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It is fairly common practice to hire a developer/designer to create a website which require access to your web hosting account. Access for accounts can vary depending on how much you (as the owner of the account) are willing to permit. If a developer requires database access, then they will need to have Control Panel access in order to create, configure, or edit the databases for the website.
Sometimes, a developer or designer may need to migrate the website into Web Hosting Hub before they can begin. Please reference this article for further information: How Do I Move My Website to Web Hosting Hub?
When you establish a hosting account, you are given both access to the Account Management Panel (AMP) and the Cpanel. The Account Management Panel allows you to keep your billing information separate from the access information that you must share with your developer. Additionally, you can reset the password for Cpanel within AMP. Do not share your AMP access with your developer.
This is important to note because if you wish to give complete access for the purpose of website development to your developer/designer, then it would simply be a matter of sharing the Cpanel User name and password. This allows them full access to the website files for the website through the Cpanel or FTP. Additionally, they will have access to the database utilities for purpose of database administration and modification.
If you wish to give limited access to your developer, then we recommend NOT giving them access to the Cpanel. You can supply the temporary URL for FTP access so that they can manipulate the website files. You can also create FTP accounts within your Cpanel and even set file limits.
You can also allow your developer or designer to manipulate database files remotely (using a database client such as phpMyAdmin, or other 3rd party solutions), but you would need to setup Remote MySQL access. The main limitation for this type of access is that they would not be able to create databases.
If you have given your developer/designer access to your website through Cpanel, you can remove access at any point by doing the following
Removing Complete Access to Cpanel:
Removing Partial Access via FTP and Remote MySQL
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