Unlocking Success in FiveM: Insider Secrets to Secure Development and Management

Unlocking Success in FiveM: Insider Secrets to Secure Development and Management

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Granting Server File Access

Hold your horses! Whoa there, partner! Don't even think about it! That's a big ol' red flag, yessiree! It's not a clever move, so you'd better stop right there.

Got it? Crystal clear? Under no circumstances should you hand over access to your server, be it via remote desktop or SSH.

It doesn't matter if it's your long-lost twin or your granny's cousin. We've seen it happen time and time again at 1 of 1 Servers: customers open tickets, their files wiped clean, and everything vanished, even if it's family, no joke, scout's honor.

You'd be handing over the keys to the kingdom, a product of your blood, sweat, and tears and coding, if you know how to code lol. It's like giving a stranger the keys to your home.

Now, if you don't have a backup of your files(which we'll discuss next), those deleted files are gone for good, especially if they've been cleared from the recycle bin. All those weeks or months of work, gone in the blink of an eye.

So, before you holler at me, let's talk about how to safely grant access to someone looking to lend a hand. Just mosey on to the next paragraph, partner!

Embracing GitHub

Alrighty, let's dive into the FiveM goldmine: GitHub. Some of you may only know it as the place to download those "open source" resources (you know, the "leaks") to use on your server. But wait, there's more!

Consider GitHub as the friendly go-between aka the middleman!

Picture this: you're the buyer, GitHub is the middleman, and the seller is your "developer."

Here's how it goes: your developer hands over files to GitHub, GitHub hangs onto them, and then you give them the green light. Simple as that! You're in the driver's seat, controlling what's added, deleted, merged, and everything else that happens with your files.

The best part? Your developer never gets their mitts on your main server files. They send you commits, you review them, and then merge them into your primary repo.

Almost every client of ours at 1 of 1 Servers enjoys this service, which—surprise, surprise—we conveniently (wink, wink) offer as an add-on for a one-time setup fee of just $19.99 along with a quick guide for getting started. We also answer questions and you get all setup and running. Oh, and get this: you don't even need to be one of our customers to grab this deal. If you're all in, hop on our Discord and open a ticket.

"But Monkey, I use FTP!"

Whoa there, boomer! Are you still rocking the 2000s? Did you know that FTP is a relic from a bygone era, like 200 years ago? Okay, hit the brakes and get with the times!

That is THE WORST! Seriously, the absolute pits. Your precious files could be wiped out in a heartbeat.

Virtualizing Your Dedicated Server or Getting a VPS

Alright, imagine this: your files are secure, and you're rocking GitHub. But where should your "developers" do their coding magic? Personally, I'm all about local coding, but believe it or not, some "developers" can't set up a local host. No joke! At 1 of 1 Servers we know a thing or two because we’ve seen a thing or two!

So, it's a no-brainer: get yourself a VPS server for development. It's a game-changer, making life way easier for everyone involved, especially if you're using GitHub. Now your developers—or even you—can push from the VPS to your main server. Sweet, huh?

And wait, there's more: VIRTUALIZATION! Sounds scary, but it's a cinch. Got a dedicated server? You can virtualize it! Install a virtualization program, and voilà, you've got a free Windows VPS running inside your dedicated server. How cool is that? And guess what? 1 of 1 Servers offers this as a service, too! But there's a catch: you've gotta be one of our customers. Bummer, right?

Unless your current hosting company (which I seriously doubt) is cool enough to give you an extra IP address. Chances are they're not, and you never even knew this was a thing. Shocking, I know!

Backing Up Your Database

So, tell me, how are you handling your database backups? Wait, don't tell me... manually? I can practically see that sheepish grin on your face because you know it's true. It hurts me, you know? You're living in the past, my friend.

Alright, enough joking around. Backing up your database is actually more critical than backing up your files, and I'm betting 90% of FiveM server owners don't even bother.

So, how should you do it?

Easy peasy! Just head over to sqlbackupandftp.com.

You can set it up to back up your database daily to your Google Drive, email, or whatever else floats your boat, and the best part? It's absolutely FREE but I do recommend getting the paid version, it's so worth it!

Wrapping Up

In conclusion, securing your FiveM server and ensuring a smooth development process requires a combination of smart practices. Remember to never grant direct access to your server files, utilize GitHub as a mediator for file management, consider virtualizing your dedicated server or getting a VPS, and always back up your database. By following these steps, you'll not only protect your hard work and investment but also create a more efficient and enjoyable experience for your developers and players alike. So go ahead, level up your FiveM game, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with running a well-secured server!