Repl Hacker Plan and Waking Up Repls
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.
There is an issue with React - in that it takes ages to wakeup/build - that has not been fixed. I reported it as a bug a good while ago. Codesandbox.io is a much better bet if you are going to do any frontend framework coding e.g. React, Vue, Gatsby etc.
@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.