Do I need to stop a production site?

I am working on a development site while I am still learning Local. I work on this site from 3 different locations: my office terminal, home office terminal, and from my laptop when I am on the road. I pull the site from the server, make my edits, then I push the edits back to the server. I have 2 questions:

  1. Is this the best practice for my use case? Is there better/simpler way to do this when potentially working on 3 different machines to develop one site?

  2. I don’t know that I completely under the “Stop Site” feature in Local. What I have been doing is starting the site, making my edits, pushing the edits, then stopping the site when I log out of Local. Is it necessary to stopping the site each time I finish work at a terminal? If my site was a live production site, I could see this as a good “kill switch” use, if I had to take the site down quickly. But, in the case of a development site (and I only have one site that I am working on in Local), what is the logical way to use this feature? I did a search in Help Docs, the community, and Google, but I didn’t find anything that addressed this specific question.

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Hi @varietyattractions

I think your workflow as you described is fine for working on multiple machines.

You might want to utilize our Cloud Backups feature as well. Just to help save your work and you could always pull a copy down from there as well if you backed it up from another machine.

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You don’t have to hit Stop Site each time you are done. If you were working on several sites at once in Local, you would utilize the Stop Site feature so they aren’t all running at the same time which could cause performance problems or other conflicts. If you’re only working on a single site then that isn’t really a concern.

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