Why GitLab?

GitLab CE, or Community Edition, is an open source application primarily used to host Git repositories, with additional development-related features like issue tracking, code reviews, activity feeds and wikis.

It is designed to be hosted using your own infrastructure, and provides flexibility in deploying as an internal repository store for your development team, publicly as a way to interface with users, or even open as a way for contributors to host their own projects.

Frequently asked questions

How do I sign up for the free trial?

If you are eligible, your free trial will start when you sign up for DigitalOcean. You will need a credit card so that we can verify your identity, but you will not be charged or billed during your free trial.

Who is eligible for the free trial?

New customers to DigitalOcean with a valid credit card are eligible. You are eligible if you have never been a paying customer of DigitalOcean and have not previously signed up for the free trial.

What can I use the free trial for?

You can use the free trial for any infrastructure services provided by DigitalOcean, for example all Droplet plans, Spaces object storage, Block Storage, and Load Balancers.

What are the terms of service for the free trial?

The free trial requires that you access the DigitalOcean Terms of Service

Additional Terms of $100 Credit - We offer this Free Trial to help make building amazing things on DigitalOcean as easy and accessible as possible. Mining cryptocurrencies doesn't fit that criteria and will result in removal of credits.

Are there any limitations with the free trial?

The $100, 60 day free trial provides free credit up to $100 that must be used within 60 days. If you go over $100 in infrastructure services during the 60 day period, any overage charges will be charged to your credit card. 

After 60 days, any active infrastructure services running on your account will be charged at the standard pricing, as described on the DigitalOcean web site.

One-click and deploy GitLab

Take control of your git repositories by launching a GitLab server in 55 seconds on our all-SSD cloud.


Save up to 55% by deploying GitLab on DigitalOcean

Host your git repository management servers on DigitalOcean with our GitLab one-click application image using their Omnibus installer. Experience our beautifully simple UI and API, predictable billing and ultra-fast performance.

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Deploy in 55 seconds

An infrastructure experience development teams love with the features your business needs


Use our one-click installation for GitLab and you’ll be running in a minute or less. Just sign up and simply select the GitLab image.

Object Storage

With DigitalOcean’s Object Storage you have room to store anything you need with predictable pricing.

Load Balancer

Add a DigitalOcean load balancer for high availability and delivering reliable, fast performance when you need it most.

Try GitLab on DigitalOcean today

Get started with GitLab today in a few minutes, or check out one of our great resources for using GitLab on DigitalOcean.

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