We are working on a website for a business with strict security requirements. We will not be given any form of access to there staging or production server. This is their first Sitefinity website, so there is not current procedure in place. For our production process, we have our own staging and development servers. However when it comes time for deployment on the clients servers, we will need a way to handoff the project and allow for updates following that.
The current approach we have is to give read-only access to the clients IT staff. From there they could pull the project into the provisioned web server. SQL migrations would be handled in a similar fashion.
Does anyone have advice on a better approach? Is there a way to export/import a website?
Sitefinity 7.1, IIS 7.5, SQL Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 r2