I am just starting up a small website development business and one of the issues I am having is remembering passwords and account information for clients hosting, cpanel, ftp accounts etc.

I was wondering what is the most suitable system / industry standard for controlling such information?

Pretty marginal on the close there... I read the FAQ and I felt list this could be a common issue for webmasters, its defiantly not a coding questions so stackoverflow is out of the question and its not a broad question its focused on one particular aspect of being a webmaster.


Sounds like you are trying to manage client passwords without going crazy.

What you are looking for is a password manager. You have a few options

But remember, since these are your clients passwords and account information, security should be a priority (for the sake of your customer and your business).

Edit: I linked to each now that I'm over 10 rep (couldn't before).

Also, you may find that some services offer special features for those who are storing customer accounts vs just a bunch of personal passwords

  • okay perfect!!! yup information security is a priority so will check out the options you have.. thank you very much. – HurkNburkS Oct 11 '12 at 8:11
  • Sure, no problem. – mrchampe Oct 11 '12 at 8:18
  • LastPass is the one I am liking the most just trying them all out now.. looks like we have a winner. – HurkNburkS Oct 11 '12 at 9:19
  • Thanks for the feedback, I'll keep LastPass in mind. It is mentioned quite frequently, but I've never committed to using it. – mrchampe Oct 11 '12 at 18:11

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