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Tolu Kalejaiye
Tolu Kalejaiye

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Can I host a client site on my github?

Hey everyone. I could use a little advice on something. I'm taking on a project for a client, building them an ecommerce website. I plan on using gatsby.js to build it with netlify cms. Netlify uses your github repo as the "backend" to the app and for continuous deployment. Is it acceptable to have a client's source on my github? Should I create a separate github account to use for their repo? Not really sure how to navigate this as it's my first time taking on such a job. Any advice would be appreciated, thank you!

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Peter Jausovec

I'd create a separate account (Github) that you can give to them after you're done. Since you'll be using Netlify, I would do the exact same thing for Netlify. Assuming this is not an ongoing project, you can hand-off everything to them and if they need/want to change anything, they can do it on their own, or they can hire you (or someone else) to make the changes.

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Tolu Kalejaiye

That makes perfect sense, thank you very much!

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James Perkins

If you have to use a github repo with clients code make a private repo vs public. They are free to all users.

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Tolu Kalejaiye

Thanks James! That was initially what I was thinking I could do, but like Peter said I'll probably just make accounts for the client on any of the platforms I'm using

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Timothy Vernon

You can also just manually deploy with the files of your project: netlify.com/docs/manual-deploys/. With this approach there is no need for a GitHub account either for you or your client.

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