In reply to version control; if you’re working in a team on the same codebase, this is an absolute must. If you’re unfamiliar with it, spend some time learning git (or any of the others) and just start using it for your personal projects. Not only will it help you in these kind of situations, but you’re bound to run into it sometime in the future when you’re working with others – if you’ve used it before, that’s a definite headstart.
For anyone comparing GUI tools; do consider command-line git. It provides you a clean interface, and you’ll be completely in control. It’s well documented and there are plenty of online tutorials out there
My experience with Digital Ocean has been positive so far, although I’ve heard of people that had less positive experiences when it came to customer support. They’re a bit of a budget host after all, so it helps if you know how to fix stuff by yourself. My experience with them is through running a Tor node rather than hosting a web stack, but from that perspective I have no complaints whatsoever.
The tools they provide for you to manage your servers with them (i.e. the web interface) is quite nice, actually. The IRC channel on Freenode is typically quite lively as well, although the level of content.. varies
However I don’t want extra headache in maintaining the servers, but i don’t think a simple LAMP configuration that runs wordpress will need that much of maintenance.
Yeah, I agree. People generally tend to overestimate the effort that it takes to maintain a server when you’re not doing all sorts of crazy stuff. As long as you know your way around a shell and can apply your patches, that should be fine with minimal effort.
That sounds like a great idea if that’s the level of buyer involvement that you can deal with. From the more technical buyers, it can definitely provide valuable input.
However, I’d recommend against hosting this on Github, just to be on the safe side. Perhaps someone who is more aware of the legal details can lend me a hand here, but I’d much prefer to have it hosted on my own GitLab installation or something like that. In any case, you’ll need to be very clear about copyright when it comes to buyer’s contributions, especially if you’re repackaging it in an update.
In any case, if I were to buy a file that came with git access and an encouragement to send in pull requests, it would at the very least make me feel appreciated and valued as a buyer.
Hi David, welcome to the Envato marketplaces!
You’ve just posted to the general Activeden forums. However, your file seems to concern an issue with one specific file. In that case, it usually works much better to directly contact the author of the file. He or she will probably be able to help you out!
You can find a contact form on the bottom-right side of their profile page