I'm a new user here at Repl (well, at least I've only really come to appreciate the coding experience on this platform) but, anyway, I would like to know the benefits of taking the Hacker plan. I know that you get more storage space and faster servers but how much storage space do you get with the default free plan and how fast are the servers with the free plan?
I'd also like to know if getting the Hacker plan means that my Repls won't show the "Waking up Repl..." message every single time that it's been a few hours since I last went to it as even my plain PHP application keeps showing the message until I go back to the IDE. I already have a hosting plan with Namecheap, but since I'm still pretty much a beginner with my coding journey on a pretty tight budget, I'd like to make sure that I'd be getting a Hacker plan for the right intent and purposes but, regardless, I see myself building apps on this platform.
Repls wake up on the first time it is accessed after it goes to sleep, which is about 30 minutes. The hacker plan won't do anything about this.
You should get a free acount at Uptime Robot and make it so that the server gets pinged every 25 minutes, so that the server never goes to sleep.
@malvoliothegood thanks so much! I saw that Codesandbox integrates with Github so I'm thinking that since one of my React apps essentially embeds my Repls to show as a portfolio, it's a great choice given the limited space for the free plan.
But, on the other hand, unfortunately, I've found that the Uptime Robot method isn't 100% as, sometimes, I still get the "Waking up repl..." screen despite dedicating two monitors to each Repl I've made.