How to set up hosting on a sub domain?

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We are currently developing a new mini site which is a bolt on of our main site, we set up the sub domain. Our developer wants access to our "server" I am assuming we need to set up hosting on the sub domain and grant her access to this.. we have no idea how to do this at all.. 

Can anyone advise please?

We do not want the developer to have access to our main cpanel.

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Ronnie H.
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Don't worry, this is quite manageable! First, you will need to create a subdomain in cPanel. Then, you can either create your new site on that subdomain or make a copy of the site you're going to be working on

Now as for your developer-- if your site is a WordPress site, you may only need to add a new WordPress user with Administrative access to the staging site. If that isn't enough, the best way to provide access without providing cPanel access is to create an FTP Account for your developer in addition to the WordPress user. This will allow your developer to edit files on the server, but only for the site folder you specify. 

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Ronnie H.
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Don't worry, this is quite manageable! First, you will need to create a subdomain in cPanel. Then, you can either create your new site on that subdomain or make a copy of the site you're going to be working on

Now as for your developer-- if your site is a WordPress site, you may only need to add a new WordPress user with Administrative access to the staging site. If that isn't enough, the best way to provide access without providing cPanel access is to create an FTP Account for your developer in addition to the WordPress user. This will allow your developer to edit files on the server, but only for the site folder you specify.