So today I found a lovely bit of goodness for mounting a remote server as a folder using ssh!
its called SSHFS - and does what I just said.
Heres how to install/use it
first install it
"sudo apt-get install sshfs"
then make sure you can ssh to the remote server
then make a mount point
"sudo mkdir /media/remote"
now mount the remote folder liek so
"sshfs firstname.lastname@example.org:/var/www /media/remote" -p 22"
two things there..the /var/www/ is the director you want to mount...and the -p 22 isnt needed as the default is 22, but i wanted to show you where to put the port number if you use something different.
and thats it...
just "cd /media/remote" and your sorted!