Hels

OK. According to what I have read though, using FTP is like opening a gateway direct to the underworld!! As is using http without the s on the end. So maybe some sites are overstating potential problems by not explaining fully enough!!!

Hels

OK. I guess I'm just trying to work out if all the reading/learning I have done has made me overly paranoid about security/safety or if that would be a "normal" thing to do!!

Hels

OK, valid point. What's wrong with using scp to transfer it then? That is how most websites seem to advise moving things on and off servers when git doesn't suit

Hels

I do (sort of) know the person. There's just a few things recently that have been making us feel a little anxious

Hels

Yeah, I know it's a bit of a loaded question! 🤣 Like, why wouldn't they just share it via Dropbox?

Hels

If someone sends you a link that looks like http://ip.address/filename.tar.gz does that mean that anyone could access the file and take it? Would you consider it insecure/dangerous?

Hels

nooooo you spoiled the perfect number!!! 😢😜

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Hels

Quick! Disable the star button so it can stay on 666!!😈 😈 😈

Hels

You've hit the nail on the head there @dorsetdigital. The people to survey are the people who need to use the help. & I know I go on about this alot, but all the silverstripe company sites need to be more mobile friendly. The average person on the street uses a phone or tablet. Home computers for non pros are becoming less and less common - I know very few people who own a computer, but noone who doesn't have a smart phone

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Hels

I still think there is a big disconnect between nomenclature used by general public & experts which doesn't help. Before I started to learn silverstripe myself I asked someone I know who has a website business for advice & was told that silverstripe is considered just a cms & I'd be better off learning something else to make "Web app" type things. Fast forward a bit, I've made a cms type website myself and continue to use (&understand more & more of) our pro made Web app type site. I would still far rather use wix for a "pages of text information" website but silverstripe is amazingly easy for the Web app type thing. Fast forward a bit more, someone said to me they heard I knew how to write websites & could I do 1 for them. They had been told by a pro "ignore what you read online, go with silverstripe it's not just a cms it's actually super powerful".

Long story short, be careful that when marketing you might need to relax your correct usage of terminology to match what the average person might think they know based on what they picked up from google/twitter/that bloke in the pub