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Gitea is an open-source, self-hosted Git management platform that is designed to be lightweight and easy to use. It offers all the features you would expect from a Git hosting platform, including support for Git LFS, webhooks, and issue tracking. Gitea is highly customizable and can be easily installed on a wide range of operating systems, making it a great option for those looking to host their own Git repositories.
Use the provided
docker-compose.yml to install Gitea.
version: "3" services: server: image: gitea/gitea:latest container_name: gitea environment: - USER_UID=1000 - USER_GID=1000 restart: unless-stopped volumes: - /path/to/data:/data:Z - /etc/timezone:/etc/timezone - /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime ports: - "<PORT>:3000"
<PORT>according to your setup.
Start the container with:
docker-compose up -d
Initial Configuration #
After successfully installing Gitea you can access the Web GUI via
http://<IP_ADDRESS>:<PORT> which starts the initial configuration.
Start off by setting the
Base URL of your site.
SMTP Settings(if needed), check
Disable Self-Registration and
Require Sign-In to View Pages in the optional settings.
Create an Admin Account in the last step and confirm by clicking the
Install Gitea Button.
Your first Repository #
Now that you have Gitea up and running you can create your first repository.
As a first example of documented code create a new file
Gitea/docker-compose.yml, paste your configuration and click Commit Changes.
Final Thoughts #
In conclusion, Gitea is a powerful and versatile self-hosted Git platform that offers a range of features and customization options. It is a great choice for individuals and organizations who want to take Source Control into their own hands without having to rely on a third-party provider. Whether you are a solo developer or part of a large team, Gitea can help you manage your Git projects more efficiently and effectively.
If you enjoy Gitea please leave a ⭐ at the Gitea GitHub Repo.