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We are considering upgrading to either a dedicated or cloud server.

What I would really like is for the hosting account to have SVN installed on it. With a UI that I can use. So when I make a change, I can create a branch on the hosting and develop on the private branch. Then when I get everything right, migrate that branch to the main site that everyone sees. And also be able to role back if I need to. I would like to have a UI in the site admin for this.

Is there a hosting service that provides this?

If it matters we were looking at rackspacecloud and we will definitely be using a LAMP (linux, apache, mysql, php) stack.

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I know this isn't quite what you're looking for, but I think Assembla might provide that functionality. It's a hosted SVN service rather than a hosting service that provides SVN.

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Trac is fairly robust and has a large userbase. It's complex to setup (as is any SVN repo setup), however, there are some good guides out there for it. Info: http://trac.edgewall.org/ Install Instructions: http://trac.edgewall.org/wiki/TracInstall

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I think by hosted, they mean something external like BitBucket, SourceForge, GitHub, etc. –  VxJasonxV Sep 20 '10 at 7:13
    
Got it. Well then as an addendum, why not use (as VxJasonxV suggested) github or sourceforge? Google has their own project hosting as well. –  ArrantSquid Sep 23 '10 at 19:30
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Any Subversion service will work for this. I use it all the time in this fashion. You don't need Subversion on your web server, just the client (TortoiseSVN is great if you are on Windows)

devZing also provides hosted subversion

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I would recommend a hosting provider whom has a utility box in place to work with the needs of a LAMP based production deployment. The utility box can be virtual in a cloud as long as it has the same back end subnet routing to the LAMP over a private network for ease of administration and security.

Rackspace definitely has a LAMP solution although I am not for certain what developer tools and support is available. A solution plus developer kit sounds more fitting, I would recommend checking out Dev Utility Server like Logicworks, www.utility.noc.logicworks.net.

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions, best of luck.

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