For some time now version control and backups had been managed on a local Linux server with Subversion and scripts to regularly dump to backup. But with the drive to improve various aspects of the IT (including the recent move to WordPress) a cloud-based version control system looked more appealing. GitHub was the obvious first port of call, but for a small, fledgling company the prices are still too high for a private repository. Bitbucket on the other hand (who now support Git as well as Mercurial) is free for private repositories with small teams. Which is perfect!