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[OT] Providing a Windows ppm repo at minimal costby syphilis (Chancellor)
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syphilis has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
For a few years I've been contributing some ppm packages of not-so-straightforward-to-build perl (x86 and, more recently, x64) extensions to Randy Kobes' repo.
Following the sad and untimely passing of Randy, I've lost access to that repo ... I'm not sure if access will ever to be restored to me (though I am making enquiries about this) ... and I'm not even sure that the future of that server is assured (though I hope it is).
Anyway, this all prompted me to start considering other ways of making these "not-so-straightforward-to-build" x86 and x64 extensions available without submitting myself to significant expenses ... I'm a tightarse; I have Scottish ancestry (no Scots here, are there ?)
So I paid a few bucks for a .tk domain name, just to avoid the 25-hits-per-3-months issue, and I'm now seeking advice on where to get cheap/free web hosting for this speculated ppm repo.
I was thinking maybe greengeeks ... I have hippie ancestry, too (no hippies here, are there?). I don't necessarily believe the greengeeks claims, but anyone who has the business nous to try and cash in on this fad is surely "in for the long haul" ?
Then it occurred to me that there may well be people here who can offer sound advice on which cheap hosting companies to employ/avoid, based on their day-to-day activities. (In my "day-to-day activities" I'm very much cocooned from such considerations.)