Don’t want to host your application repository in any of the publicly available data servers? These strategies might help you. Each new step progresses with a complexity of implementation.
1. Develop over single computer, single disk, single partition. You no longer need to host your application anywhere. The repository is guaranteed to to be close source.
2. Have a repository in a different hard disk partition. And leave your primary source codes in another partition. So, you can be safe from permanent data loss from one drive.
3. Attach secondary disk to host your repository. If any of the disk fails, you can safely recover the source code from another disk. So, it is your first physical infrastructure investment, where your source code and repository are under different disks.
4. Use a LAN network server storage. If you have a file server for your purpose, use it additionally as your repository server. Now, you can have your team work together.
5. Access your LAN over IP Forwarding in your Router. This can allow your employees work from home or in travel. This is a cheaper alternative to buying a dedicated public IP address for your company.
6. Buy a dedicated public IP Address. Talk to your Internet Service Provider arrange one for you. It makes an easy access to your repository server, that does not change over time. Also, empowers you to become a hosting provider for your applications.
Now, lose your control; and trust third party providers.
Third parties work to provide you support and earn. You have options to pay with your plans and levels.
7. Buy shared servers, or VPS. An option to host your work within your control.
8. Buy a dedicated server. You by the hardware, operating system, control panel applications, and use the data-center’s network bandwidth. You admin entirely yourself.
9. Go for cloud services. Some services are build on-demand usage.
10. Use dedicated repository hosting on a monthly or annual rental basis. Charges vary according to disk quota, bandwidth, number of users, etc.