Public Git hosting sites
Here are some places that provide free Git hosting. Check on GitServer if you want to host your own repository.
List is limited to sites that provide explicit Git hosting, not including generic hosting sites that can be used to host Git repositories.
|Provider||Framework is open-source?||Support for other SCM||Open-source repositories||Space (GB)||Free private repositories|
|Assembla||No||SVN/Hg/P4||Yes||1||Unlimited projects, Unlimited users|
|Beanstalk||No||SVN||No||0.1||1 projects, 1 user|
|bitbucket.org||No||Mercurial||Yes||Unlimited||Unlimited projects, 5 collaborators|
|Codebase||No||Mercurial/SVN||Public access available||0.05||1 project (unlimited repos), 2 collaborators|
|CloudForge||No||CVS/SVN||Yes||0.2||1 user only|
|GitEnterprise||No||No||No||1||Unlimited projects, 10 collaborators|
|ProjectLocker||No||SVN||Read-only http||0.2||1 project, 2 collaborators|
|Unfuddle||No||SVN||Yes||0.2||1 project, 2 collaborators|
Those are public Git hosting sites where any project can be hosted, perhaps with exception to requirements for license used (some hosting sites require project to be open source or free software).
- A2Hosting provides paid Git hosting over SSH.
- GitEnterprise is a Git hosting service (that can be also installed on site) that provides a set of features tailored for the enterprise. It delivers an easy web user interface for all administrative operations, a set of security enhancements out of the box (full audit, full access control on repositories, branch level permissions), full repositories navigation and visualization, a comprehensive access model (domains,groups,users), SSO integration. A freemium plan (10 users / 1GB, unlimited projects) is available for free. All repositories are private.
- repo.or.cz, public Git hosting site, maintained by Petr Baudis but slowly transferring to team of volunteers. Very basic custom web interface for creating or forking projects, uses gitweb with custom modifications as web interface. The first public Git hosting site
- bettercodes.org, public GIT hosting site for open source, private and commercial development projects. bettercodes.org provides GIT with 2 GB free disk storage per project , but an unlimited number of projects. GIT repositories are connected to a comprehensive project management plugin where users can organize, plan and maintain their projects - alone and with others. bettercodes.org says it is an Open Source project based on AGPLv3, the source should be reachable from here and seems to be for an old version of buddypress.
- Pikacode, public GIT and Mercurial hosting site for open source, private and commercial projects. Include free and paid plans with unlimited collaborators featuring code hosting, bugtracker and website hosting powered with GIT or Mercurial. SSL for everything, backup, independent hosting, data located in Europe.
- GitHub is public Git hosting site for both public, open source projects and private, proprietary codes. GitHub is not open source. Free accounts (applicable to Open Source projects) are limited to 300MB disk space. Also, if the original author chooses to remove her account, it also takes out all the repositories created by her.
- Rails on the Run - How to use github and submit a patch
- GitHub: My Kind of Social Software by Ryan Tomayko
- Git and GitHub on RailsTips by John Nunemaker
- Paul Dowman » Blog Archive » Got Git (why people chose GitHub).
- Google Code. Project Hosting on Google Code provides a free collaborative development environment for open source projects. Each project comes with its own member controls, Subversion/Mercurial/Git repository, issue tracker, wiki pages, and downloads section.
- Codesion Enterprise Git and Subversion hosting, and Software project management. Includes free and open source plans since 2002.
- Codebase is a Git hosting service with full online source browser, changeset viewer, deployment tracking, along with ticketing and other project management functionality. Designed for private/company projects.
- Unfuddle (Software Project Management: Git and Subversion Hosting), free (or different payment plans) but not open source.
- Savannah (gitweb) is hosting facility for GNU software, with companion site savannah.nongnu.org for hosting Free Software. Savannah uses clean-up branch of Savane, which does have Git support
See also: UsingGit (user) documentation.
- SourceForge.net software development site
- SourceForge.JP provides Git hosting for open source projects, including gitweb. See documentation
- SSHControl.com provides public free and paid Git, Subversion, and Mercurial project hosting over SSH.
- TuxFamily (gitweb) is hosting facility for FLOSS software (software with libre license, for example GPL, BSD, CC-BY-SA, Art Libre,...). Includes support for Git repositories. Moderators speak English, French and Spanish.
See also: GIT/En (in English) and GIT/Fr (in French) wiki pages.
- Gitorious offers Git hosting to free / open source projects. Its aim is to provide way of doing distributed opensource code collaboration. Gitorious engine, which also provides web interface for Git repositories, is opensource too. Written by Johan Sørensen, in Ruby (Ruby on Rails, Mongrel)
See also: Gitorious post on Yurii Rashkowskii's blog
- repoz.org, a public and free Git repository hosting service. Provides restricted shell to upload to server. Contact by email.
- BerliOS provides Git hosting for open source projects, including gitweb. See documentation
- The Chaw provides Git and SVN hosting for Open Source and commercial projects, and is developed and managed by Garrett Woodworth. The source code for The Chaw is available on The Chaw under the terms of the AGPL.
- Assembla provides free git hosting for public projects if you use under 200Mb of disk space. Assembla site is open source, but not free.
- ProjectLocker offers Git hosting and integration with Trac. Repositories are private, designed for businesses. Free plans give limited space and users, and paid plans offer increased storage capacity and number of users.
- SourceRepo provides paid Git hosting along with Trac project management.
- CipherHive is a free Git/Webdav hosting repository for Open Source Developers. HotPepperHosting, the developers of CipherHive, offer custom Git/Webdav repository solutions for proprietary developers needs.
- GitFarm A free private git hosting service built upon Google App Engine technology, good for small groups or individual developers.
- repositoryhosting.com one flat price of $6/month, 2GB of space (WebDAV + repo), Trac project management, fully customizable, regular encrypted backups to EC2
- XP-Dev.com Provides Git hosting along with Trac project management. Integrates with various other bug/project tracking tools like Fogbugz, Lighthouse & Basecamp. Includes double backups: real-time and nightly offsite backups.
- USLA-Tracs Users Free Software Argentina(USLA) allows the projects to be self-managed, the projects can be created vía web, and allows create a test projects for testing the service. Provides Git hosting with Trac project management.
- Beanstalk A free private Git and Subversion hosting. Integrates with Basecamp, Lighthouse, Zendesk, Harvest, Twitter, Campfire, Freckle, Fogbugz, supports Web hooks. Can deploy your files on each commit to FTP/SFTP server. Has ability to browse source, history; add comments on commits.
Project specific Git hosting sites
- Kernel.org (gitweb) for Linux kernel related projects. Uses gitweb fork with caching support.
Kernel.org accounts are not given away very often, usually you need to be making some reasonable amount of contributions to the Linux kernel and have a good reason for wanting / needing an account.
- Freedesktop.org (cgit), for X Window System desktop (Linux desktop infrastructure) related projects. Registering is managed by adding project registering request in Bugzilla.
See also: Infrastructure/git (formerly UsingGit) page on freedesktop.org wiki.
- Alioth (gitweb) is a free software hosting system managed by the Debian project, which runs a slightly modified version of the GForge software. Most of the projects hosted by Alioth are packaging existing software in the Debian format.
- Fedora Hosted is a Fedora Project-sponsored way for developers to host their code and collaborate online. It provides each project with source control via git, Mercurial, bzr, and others, as well as a bug tracker and wiki via Trac. New project requests must be filled via Fedora Inftastructure Trac instance. (Primarily Fedora related but open to other Free software projects too).
- git.debian.org provides Git hosting for maintainers of Debian packages.
- RubyForge is a home for open source Ruby projects. RubyForge Git repositories are managed via gitosis; gitosis does authentication via public keys. RubyForge is based on GForge engine.
- http://git.postgresql.org/ provides Git hosting for PostgreSQL and related projects.
- SaaS-Secure.com Project Management with Git and Subversion Hosting. Free or professional payment plans with Redmine.
- git hosting sites article at simplicidade blog (Gitorious and GitHub).
- Comparison of free software hosting facilities at Wikipedia.