Before giving ee a go, i would setup nginx and php to be run under user account ‘deploy’ which i would setup and give SFTP access. This way, when I needed to make quick modifications to any file served I could do so without concern of the user:group being modifed.
How are you guys with the default ee setup going about SFTPing in and making changes? Are you not doing it? or are you doing it but only after giving the www-data user a password?
All ears. thanks guys!