Good points. I was referring to hosted services as an alternative to local only "one machine" repositories, but yes I'd treat them like any other shared hosting environment from a security and performance sense. For my own work I have a dedicated server with SVN, and I don't think I'd want to move the amount of stuff that I have in it through a hosted solution. -Rob -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Christopher Marsh Sent: Friday, December 18, 2009 12:39 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Source Control Well, security in the sense that it's out of the building - but there are additional security issues when using hosted services of any sort. In any case, for my requirements the DR infrastructure is already in place so this is a non-issue. It's also worth bearing in mind that the hosted services don't seem to perform at all well. As part of my current tasking, I've written a test runner that benchmarks three of the recommended hosting solutions against our internal SVN server. The performance with relatively small source trees is pretty bad, and I can't see it getting better as the size of the source tree grows. Just something to bear in mind if anyone's thinking about this for anything other than a small project.