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  • I work with a team on an Android project using Eclipse IDE,

  • We need to use a version control and we need to access the repository remotely,

  • I have no experience using or installing servers, a little experience using SVN on Windows, but I still have problems connecting to it remotely.

  • I need to use no-ip.com service to change my IP, however; I failed to make VisualSVN Server to work with no-ip. What options do I have?

The best thing is to get it work with Windows if not, I have another computer that is running Ubuntu 12.4.1, I have installed apache2svn on it trying to get it work, the svn is installed, I went through tutorials to configure accessing protocols, but I can't figure out how to access it remotely from another computer? Can someone tell me the steps I need to get this job done and I can do my search for each step? (Please explain each step as some keywords or phrases I may not be familiar with)

EDIT: Also worth noting, that my company has a website hosted on a remote server, can we use it as a repo? and how? It's running Linux

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If you have a small amount of experience server-side, why not get someone else to do the leg work ? google code, source forge, etc if its open source, github, bitbucket etc if it's closed source. Might be easier for you. –  Sirex Oct 8 '12 at 21:17
    
github works with closed source? oh I thought if I go this way my project will has to be open source –  Ahmad Baraka Oct 8 '12 at 21:29
    
For free, it only supports open source, but if you pay (its not a lot at all) you can have private repositories. Bitbucket i think is even free for private repos but only with 1 user (unless you pay, of course, and it also isn't very much). –  Sirex Oct 8 '12 at 21:32
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You're a developer, right? Buying a github plan would be MUCH cheaper than setting up your own server. –  Michael Hampton Oct 8 '12 at 21:58
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Beware! :) I see that github kites pounced on in the comments... –  bahrep Oct 9 '12 at 9:01
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I think that your question can be reworded like "How can I setup a Subversion server over HTTP(S) to work through a dynamic DNS provider?" Why do you even need the dynamic DNS service? You should definitely consider obtaining a dedicated IP address to lighten the burden.

However there should be no issues with any SVN server solution working through a dynamic DNS, it's similar to setting up any other web service to be accessible from the Internet with a dynamic DNS service:

  • You have to make sure that the public IP address is assigned to the correct internal IP of the SVN Server machine on your LAN,

  • Check port-forwarding on your network hardware.

For Subversion server solution in Windows environment you can consider VisualSVN Server which you've mentioned already. The initial installation and configuration of VisualSVN Server is really easy and takes a couple of seconds to complete.

Answering to the Q in the edit: I don't think that you really need or want to store repositories remotely on a hosted remote server.

Since you are novice Subversion user I strongly advise you to consider the SVNBook (Version Control with Subversion). It's the best source of Subversion-related knowledge and the following chapters introduce the most common version-control practices and help you familiarize yourself with Apache Subversion:

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Your question must be splitted into two unrelated questions really

  1. How to install and configure VisualSVN Server?
  2. How to use any local service with no-ip?

BTW, "need to use no-ip.com to change my IP" is wrong assumption or definition. In order to be clean: no-ip allow you to use permanent hostname with dynamic (changeable) IP-address for all and any services, which are running on your host and accessible via URL, for external world. This task does not related in any form with svn - it's task of independent client of DDNS-service on your Windows-host

I'll suggest to have working no-ip before VisualSVN Server, i.e

  • select name for your host
  • install, configure and run needed no-ip software in order to have ping myc00lname.no-ip.com without errors after any amount of reconnects and IP-changes

After it install and run VisualSVN Server and you http(s)-served Subversion server will be accessible on URL of your hostname:serverport (selected at install stage)

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