A friend of mine has a Windows server and has allowed me to host my non-MUD related (I am a musician as well as a coder, go figure) website there. Thing is, it is a Windows-based server and he does all the admin through a seperate hosting site. Now that is all fine and dandy for him, but I would prefer to be able to update my site as new performance dates roll in or as new songs/CD's become available instead of having to contact him for updates or beg his username and password off of him.
Is there software that he can install on his server that will allow limited access to specific people for html editing and upload? I know there is, but I am so familiar with *nix-based that I am at a loss. Something along the lines of Plesk or CPanel maybe, or any software with the ability to edit so I do not have to bug him for updating.
Would prefer it be free/cheap and decently secure. Like to be able to login from a my domain or domain dedicated IP directly without having to go through his host-provider.
Any thoughts, questions, ideas and suggestions appreciated.
What I was wanting was software the server admin could intall to allow me to log in and edit existing html (and other) files.
Say for example I want to add a link without having to ftp the whole page back in. In Linux I would log into the server, pico it up and presto, changed website.
Never worked with Windows servers much before, so I just feel a little constrained. I suppose I could just upload the changed pages, but would prefer a browser-based interface for on-server file alteration. I know I have used Plesk (and other browser-based software) for website alteration and was wondering if anything similar (or even better) was around that anyone would recommend.
I've used pcAnywhere for years. Optionally if your friend sets up an ftp server like FileZilla, he can set you up with your own id and home directory. Many Windows text editors (MultiEdit, UltraEdit, etc.) can be configured to save and load transparently via FTP.