GitLab CE on Ubuntu

GitLab CE(Community Edition) is an open source self-hosted, Git Server, that can be hosted on any server, that 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  

Installing fast.

sudo apt-get install apt-fast  

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 your for reading.

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