I would like to be able to open a php file and edit it from a browser window. We need to easily add website to this file.

We will have a hidden, password protected area that we will use to edit this file.

Is there an easy way to do this? If so how?

Thank you.

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There are a few options
1st would be JoomlaXplorer if you are running a Joomla system
This is a very good method of editing files and includes pritty syntax highlighting which makes it much easyer to edit
2nd Dustin Minnich's Simple PHP File Editor
http://www.dminnich.com/files/php_simple_fileed.tar.gz (Download)

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You could use the PHP file manipulation. i.e. create your own version of a string builder to create the files for you.

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This could be more hassle than it's worth. I would suggest an IDE with robust error-checking and all the rest of it and then FTP, but having tested it on a test server first, however I do see the attraction. If you have a team working on the site, you can use check-in and check-out.

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