I’ve never been a big fan of Github’s pricing model.
But most importantly, I want full control over my Git data.
So, I decided to host my own Git server 🙂
You read that right. One of my favorite features of Gitlab is the built in CI/CD platform.
I have approximately 12 active users on gitlab. The monthly cost for each option would look like this:
- Github: $25 + 7x$9 = $88
- Bitbucket: $25
- Gitlab on DigitalOcean with Free SSL Certificate: $10 (for reasonable performance)
- Gitlab.com hosted: $0
If cost is your main concern, you can’t beat the free option from Gitlab.com. However, since I want to self-host my Git server, Gitlab self-hosted is very cost-effective.
In a hurry? Want to try it right now?
If you just want to try out Gitlab and its features, the fastest way to get started is to use the hosted version:
Sign up here: https://about.gitlab.com/gitlab-com/
If you’re ready to run your own Gitlab server quickly, Digital Ocean provides a one-click install image for Gitlab.
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