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Don't forget that you can host your own Git repositories (or Subversion repositories if you hate yourself) behind Apache, or alone, without any significant software requirement.
If you have a web site you can probably run your private version control server on the same machine, provided it has enough disk space and good backups.

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Get a copy of atlassian bitbucket server for $10 perpetual license of up to ten users from atlassian's website, download it and put it on a linux vm somewhere, say digitalocean where you can run a box capable of this for about $10 a month.

if you don't need the nice user-friendly interface, skip bitbucket server and just install pure git and save yourself $10 and eliminate the user limit.

That way you have an incredibly user friendly, totally private git server.

Alternatively you can run it "in house" like i do, on a refurbished Dell T310 tower server hosted in my utility cupboard at home (see here for example).

Failing that if you want something more 'enterprise', you can get a free perforce license for any development team of 5 users or less.

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3 hours ago, ChaosEngine said:

GitHub is $7 a month. Just pay them. 

For 99% of use cases I agree. Personal taste dictates I want my personal private repos on my lan, accessible without need for internet or a subscription at a gigabit per second. For this I forgo githubs automatic Enterprise level backups and have to sort my own, and have to pay for the electricity, but I do much more with my server than just host git.

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3 hours ago, Brain said:

For 99% of use cases I agree. Personal taste dictates I want my personal private repos on my lan, accessible without need for internet or a subscription at a gigabit per second. For this I forgo githubs automatic Enterprise level backups and have to sort my own, and have to pay for the electricity, but I do much more with my server than just host git.

That’s fine, and perfectly reasonable, especially if you do a lot of dev without consistent internet. 

But the OP actually specified “not on his machine” (paraphrased). 

I’m just pointing out that $7 a month is a trivial expense for something so vital to the development process. 

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