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May 19, 2010

Version Control for website with ftp only access


I am working with some others on a web page and we are looking for a version control system to manage the code (html, css, php, javascript) of the page.
Unfortunately we have only access via ftp to the server (no ssh). So we need something that allows the normal work flow, i.e.:
user A and B fetch the code, and edit it. A pushes the code, B fetches again, merges, pushes and so on...

I had a look on git (which I use for my other projects) but as far as I know it does not allow a push over ftp. I had also a look at git-ftp (http://wiki.github.com/ezyang/git-ftp/) but this seems not to provide merging.

Does anybody knows a way to manage files with a version control system via ftp? It's OK if its not git.
Or do we need a better web hoster with ssh access?

Thanks a lot and best regards,


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