admin account vs user account

Dear experts,

I wish to know if there is a better way for user to configure the files under /var/www/html in a more convenient way?

I am running the web server. Each time when I have to make changes to the files under the /var/www/html directory, I need to copy it out to user's workspace and copy it back to /var/www/html with 'su' privilege.

What will be a better way that will allow the user to make the changes easily and still keep the / (root) directory secure?

I have few ideas:
1. add user to admin group
2. active public_html
3. change the document root

Besides the ideas from above, what is the best choice or there are other better choices?

Thanks.
Kinderly WadeprogrammerAsked:
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Nick UpsonPrincipal Operations EngineerCommented:
if its one user on the machine you could just make them a member of the apache group
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Are these separate sites?  I use the 'per-user' setup with 'public_html' in each user's directory under '/home'.  This is also how most of my shared hosting is set up.
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/howto/public_html.html
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Kinderly WadeprogrammerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the great solutions. At this moment there is only one user but may have more later.
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