If you use SSH or even cPanel, uploading the .zip and then extracting the files on the server is perfectly valid, much, much quicker and less prone to error due to missing/corrupt files.
Are there any gotchas or things to keep in mind when using this approach?
- Are there any hidden gotchas with this approach? I have to wonder why the manual doesn't mention it given how it is so much faster.
- Do we have to worry about setting file permissions (chmod)?
Answers to my questions would still be appreciated, though.