GitLab CE (Community Edition) is an open source self-hosted, Git Server, which can be hosted on any server, which meets its requirements. It’s easy to install and setup, it gives you the freedom, you want with your Git repository and projects.

You can install GitLab on your Ubuntu Server by following the steps below.

If you are planning to get a VPS that will host your GitLab server, I recommend Digital Ocean

Installing dependencies used by GitLab.

sudo apt-get install curl openssh-server ca-certificates postfix

Installing GitLab repository.

curl https://packages.gitlab.com/install/repositories/gitlab/gitlab-ce/script.deb.sh | sudo bash

Installing GitLab

sudo apt-get install gitlab-ce

If you are having issues downloading the package, then try this method using apt-fast

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:saiarcot895/myppa sudo apt-get update

Now download the GitLab package with apt-fast.

sudo apt-fast gitlab-ce

Once this is done. You can configure GitLab.

sudo gitlab-ctl reconfigure

The default user account credentials are:

username: root

password: 5iveL!fe

It’s ready, now you can visit your private GitLab, and start pushing your code.

Thank you for reading.

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Darryl Dias

I’m Darryl. I’m a 3D Generalist, Web Developer and Linux enthusiast. On this site I share my insights, tips and tricks, tutorials, methods and best practices.

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