Version control keeps a complete history of your work on a given project. It facilitates collaboration – everyone can work freely on any part of the project without overriding others’ changes. You can move between past versions and roll back when needed. You can also review your project’s history through commit messages describing each added change and see what exactly has changed in the content. You can see who made the changes and when they happened.
Version control is a powerful tool and fundamental practice in software development. When coupled through a code hosting service, it easily allows contributions from outside collaborators. Version control benefits both individuals and teams and should be adopted in almost all projects.