Originally Posted by andrea_r
When it;s one install then yes, you have one point of access to everything. Generally speaking, anyone who works on a multisite install would be given both super admin access as well as access to the file system. When we do multisite upgrades for people, we frequently ask for root access to the server itself.
One of the easier ways to bring an entire network down is an error in the files - that's fun. :)
If you're more comfortable with using separate installs, then use those.
Thanks. Yes, it's a little "all my eggs in one basket" type of a problem for me. I have had my sites stolen previously and been blackmailed for money in order to return them. Thankfully, I didn't have to pay the blackmailer and rebuilt them but it was a valuable experience. So if I was a wordpress expert, I would use multisite for such a project but eventually split them up if other's have to have admin access to them. As I mentioned previously, Lastpass
may help in this scenario as it provides encrypted passwords and stores them.