the closest thing to “native SS deployment assistance” is SSPAK 😛

so it’s definitely better, but it might be a bit of a stretch if you’re not familiar with it

which is an automation for what you would do manually on your local

it’s about what the hosting service allows.. you can do deployments via codeship/pipelines/circleci, there’s a lot of options, where you can trigger the build (git pull, composer install, theme deps install and build) and then just transfer the package to your server

Really? So from a 'security' point of view SFTP and MySQL is the best way to deploy ? Unless you use CWP or SSP?