My developers are asking for an FTP access to update the html pages of my website. Can I get one?
The file system on Platform.sh is read-only, by design. That has two advantages:
- It’s more secure, as even a compromised application cannot modify application code.
- All changes have an audit trail as they must go through Git updates.
Updates to files in the site should be pushed as new Git commits. That will cause the environment to be rebuilt and redeployed.
Any user with SSH access to the environment will also have SFTP (Secure FTP) access to read files, but will not be able to modify any file that was pushed through Git.
Plain FTP is not available on any service whatsoever, as it is inherently insecure.