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    What's the Process?

    I am searching Upwork for a web developer to create a website for me. I am curious what the process is typically like for a web developer.

    I currently have a domain. It is hosted by GoDaddy. How do you go about getting the website onto the domain? Meaning, is it customary to give the developer access to your account some way(non-administrative) or do developers typically create the website locally and provide the files which you would upload yourself?

    Thank you for any help!

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    Typically, there is no typically.

    As a developer, I usually create the website locally and then upload the files to the server as I complete them so that you wouldn't have to get involved. You'd have to give me access in order to do that, but that's my usual process.

    Two things I'd suggest:

    1) Don't host on GoDaddy. The reason...they lose files that hosts should never lose (e.g. databases).
    2) Make sure you actually need a developer and not a designer. There's a difference. The very oversimplified definition (and someone will inevitably take this out of context and get angry) is that designers come up with pretty stuff and developers get it to work.
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    Typically I build locally and upload the project to the host using an FTP client. As the owner of the domain you can create a special FTP account specifically for me, and once the project is done you can delete the FTP account and I will lose access.

    I'd also like to echo Game's comment about GoDaddy. I used them for 2 years and it was a nightmare! I'd get out of contract with them as soon as possible!

    As for Game's second suggestion, as a designer I do not see how anyone could disagree with this. We do do the pretty stuff, and for the most part thats it. As soon as I start to code anything that doesn't make the sites visually more attractive or is more logic/backend I then am no longer a designer, but am now the developer.

    Not many do both well and for good reason. You want to make sure which one you need or if you need both. The best way to do that here would be to create a post and explain what your project is. I'd post it in the marketplace section, and you could possibly find what you are looking for here on this forum. We have a lot of talented people here. You may get a few responses from unqualified people but if you check their post history those will quickly be spotted. Good luck


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    Of course no one can disagree with what I said. I'm always right, except when I'm wrong, and I'm not wrong here!
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