If youâ€™re any sort of developer, one of the most important tasks you can do is secure your codeâ€”not just keeping a good version history, but also keeping the code in a safe place in case your computer fails or house is destroyed.
Most of us have a hosting plan which we use to tinker and host our own personal stuff. Mine has far more disk space than Iâ€™m likely to use, plus the drives are backed up and securely locatedâ€”just the kind of thing you need for your source code.
There are a number of inexpensive options to maintain your code on your own hosting plan. One is FTPVC, which Iâ€™ve covered before. FTPVC combines revision control and FTP upload to your hosting plan in one convenient package.
If you want to use a more popular source control option, such as Subversion/TortoiseSVN, you can. TortoiseSVN has a local folder mode, which means you can turn ordinary folders into repositories without installing a full Subversion server. You can map an FTP folder as a local folder with a tool like NetDrive.
There are all sorts of other options available that will accomplish the same thing, and it doesnâ€™t really matter what you use, just so long as youâ€™re securing your code.