How Cloudways Platform Helps You and Your Team to Collaborate on Web Development Projects

by Saud Razzak  May 10, 2017

Teamwork, also called collective management, has become one of the most effective strategy for every business. It allows people to connect with each other and—share ideas, values and the culture of the organization and—provided that they are well-supervised and organized.

The biggest factors that contribute to the success of any business is whether its employees can perform together as a team or not. In fact, team collaboration plays a vital role in every successful business, including application development.

The application development is a process where teamwork is a way of working and the best teamwork brings together professionals with common goals and the search for solutions to improve project management. Therefore, application development requires a team collaboration to execute the process.

WordPress Team Collaboration Cloudways

Why choose to work alone when you have the opportunity to experience the strength of teamwork?

One of the best example of teamwork you could see is Cloudways managed hosting platform. It allows you to distribute your work with co-workers, regardless of their location. All you need an email address to provide limited or full access to your server or application to any of your co-workers.

Team Collaboration On Cloudways

For the purpose of this article, I choose WordPress as my application, you can choose your own. Let’s suppose, you are running several WordPress websites, and want to distribute the development workload among your team members. To do this, you need to add team members in Team Collaboration Feature provided in Cloudways platform.

But first, you need to signup with Cloudways and fill the required details.

Signup

Add New Team Member

To add a new team member, you first need to add the WordPress application in the platform. If already created, then go to “Team” option on the top menu bar.

add team member

Then, click on “Add New Team Member” button.

Add New Team Member

Now, add you team member details, i.e., NameEmail AddressJob Title, and set the status to Active.

create new member

Giving the Permission

In this section, you have three different options.

  • Billing Access: it allows members to access the billing functionality.
  • Support Access: it allows members to access the support area.
  • Console Access: it allows members to access the Cloudways platform. (we will further discuss this option in the next step.)

billing access

Console Access Level

If you select Console Access, you will see two options.

  • Full Access: it gives full access to Cloudways console except for Team module.
  • Limited Access: it gives limited access to Cloudways console.

console access

Now, let’s see Limited Access options.

  • Add Server: it allows members to add a new server.
  • Add-ons: it allows members to access add-ons section.
  • Manage Projects: it allows members to add or edit any project in your account.

projects

Next, you can choose which server your co-worker can access. After selecting your server, you will see another option, i.e. “Full Access”.

Note: In my case, I name my server as “Server1”.

full access
In addition, you can uncheck and follow the next step.

Specific Server Level Access

After unchecking the “Full Access”, you will see a number of features that can be allowed to your team members.

Server Level Access

Specific Application Level Access

Just like Server Level Access, you can give specific Application Level Access to your team members. In my example, I have 4 applications and wanted to provide access to only one application, i.e. WordPress.

Application Level Access

After this, you need to click on “Add Member” button.

add member
Congratulations! You have created you team member successfully, providing access to only WordPress. Now, you can also add more team members or delete the current member as well.

team

Now, you team member will receive the confirmation email.

Update Team Member Details

You can later update your team members access details. For example, you need to give “Billing Access” to one of your team members. Now, you need to go, Members >> Member’s Name and check the “Billing Access” and “Update”.

Update Team Member Details

Delete Team Member

To delete a team member, navigate to Members >> Member’s Name on the right side you will see the orange button just click on it and delete a member.

Delete Team Member

You can also Give Application Level Access To Team Members Using SSH.

Final Words

It is not enough to have the vision to form a team or to be a supervisor to achieve your goals.

It is only possible when a team is responsible for a complete part of a process and make a meaningful contribution to the whole organization. By assigning different responsibilities for a complete set of tasks, the team member becomes less reliant on other units in the organization in terms of time, resources and knowledge. It thus constitutes a structural element of the organization.

If you find any problem while using Cloudways Team feature, feel free to leave your questions in the comment section below. I would love to help you out with your queries.

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About Saud Razzak

Saud is the WordPress Community Manager at Cloudways - A Managed WooCommerce Hosting Platform. Saud is responsible for creating buzz, spread knowledge, and educate the people about WordPress in the Community around the globe. In his free time, he likes to play cricket and learn new things on the Internet. You can email him at m.saud@cloudways.com

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