Today I got a distress call by email, from a person who had commissioned a website with WordPress to someone, and at a given time the developer had decided not to provide the access codes to his client .
Until there is " almost " until normal, since do not always have to give full access to admin to a client sometimes it is even inadvisable to not break anything, but come on, at least access if you have to give it, hence the " almost ".
The real problem I had this client is that had no keys to anything or access to your WordPress, or access data by FTP, or even to your hosting panel, which was already very serious ]
If I had had access to some of this I could have applied some trick to recover some of the control, com or these I suggested:
But of course, without access to the panel of your accommodation would be temporary solutions, because at any time the webmaster bastard could change all those keys and go back to the beginning.
What teaching do we get? of this? because something I learned in someone else's flesh the first time that a client gave me (without asking him) all the passwords to access their domain, hosting, everything:
- Never give access data to the hosting help yourself if you need it but do not give the data.
- Even if you do not know, save your ftp access data and do not share it with anyone . In the hosting panel you can create additional ftp accesses and then delete them.
- Nothing happens because a developer or webmaster does not give you full access to a WordPress, sometimes it is even recommended so that the client does not touch things without knowing and can break something, but you always create an administrator access NOT TO USE only to save it for emergency. Otherwise, nothing happens if you take into account point 1 of this list.
Is that clear? so do not forget that NEVER, and I've said NEVER, NEVER give access to your panel of hosting NEVER, is like the key to your house or bank account and the management of your domain you also have to do it yourself, it's like your identity card on the Internet.  You can lose the WordPress key, which is a lesser evil because with the tricks that I have linked before you can recover it, or from PHPmyAdmin, even nothing happens if you lose or change the passwords by FTP, but never Do not give anyone the keys to access the hosting, or the management of your domain .
Formerly it was quite common to hire someone to make you a website, and due to the lack of professionalism of some programmers and the emerging hosting companies, the client never had access to anything, they did the web but the programmer was left with everything, with the key and with the key.
Having access to your hosting panel you can change the data of ftp, create temporary accounts for someone who is going to do a job, access PHPmyAdmin , change MySQL keys, create new MySQL users for temporary topics, everything, so save this in your mind in your calendar or wherever you want.