The SimpleChannelServer package allows developers to create a PEAR compatible channel server to distribute packages. This channel server is simple in that it only works with the local filesystem to create the necessary files for package distribution.
At a minimum, the ability to post files to the webspace where your channel will be hosted.
It is possible to host your PEAR channel on webspace such as Google Code, just use the webpath to the svn directory as your channel name, and be sure to set the correct svn:mime-type on the xml files.
To get started, simply download the pearscs.phar file to your local filesystem, and execute the pearscs.phar file with the create command. Then, build the rest of the channel using the other SimpleChannelServer commands.