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Self-Hosted GitHub Alternatives

GitHub is not available as a self-hosted solution but there are plenty of alternatives for power users and business that want to host a solution on-premise. The best Self-Hosted alternative is Bitbucket, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to GitHub and many of them are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to GitHub are Gitea, Gogs, GitBucket and Phabricator.

GitHub alternatives are mainly Source Code Hosting Services but may also be Version Control Systems or Project Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GitHub.
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  1. Code collaboration version control. Offers hosted (freemium) for limited (5) users, and a commercial self-hosted for a subscription. Free licenses are available for qualified open source projects, nonprofits, and classrooms.

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    jamilsonjunior

    Unlimited private repositories makes Bitbucket perfect for personal and scholar projects.

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    Bitbucket is an awesome alternative to GitHub for personal projects.

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    Korwin

    I wouldn't recommend one FOSS adversary as an alternative to another FOSS adversary.

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    ChrisWayg

    Free private repositories

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    RonBowman

    Great if using other Atlassian products. Still very good if using it on its own.

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    As good as the King GitHub but free private repositories

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    wavis

    Mercurial support, Jira integration, free unlimited private repos, and support from Atlassian make Bitbucket my corporate code repo service of choice.

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  2. Gitea is a community managed fork of Gogs, lightweight code hosting solution written in Go and published under the MIT license.

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    Almost everyone thinks Gitea is a great alternative to GitHub.
    Freeplay

    You can run your own instance, but you can use other instances like Codeberg as well!

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    Easy setup and lots of functionality

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    lebaux

    Self-hosted, simple, great.

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    6543

    gitea v1.9.4 and newer has all features you want and know from github ... but selfhosted and lightweight! And if there is one feature missiong its sure on a list

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    pbshaan

    Easy, minimal setup but with basic fetures. Good for small teams.

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    kolaente

    Very lightweight, completly opensource and only communty based.

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    Gogs

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Self-Hosted
    • Go (Programming Language)
    • Cloudron

    The easiest, fastest, and most painless way of setting up a self-hosted Git service. With Go, this can be done with an independent binary distribution across ALL platforms that Go supports, including Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and ARM.

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    Self-hosted and really light weight. Installs on docker in just a few minutes. Super excellent!

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    petardudas

    It's very simple to set up.

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    GitBucket

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Self-Hosted
    • Scala

    GitBucket is the easily installable open-source GitHub clone written with Scala.

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    Most users think GitBucket is a great alternative to GitHub.
    kounoike

    GitBucket has most powerful API compatibility to GitHub.com/GitHubEnterprise!

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  5. Phabricator is a collection of open source web applications that help software companies build better software.

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    Effective June 1, 2021: Phabricator is no longer actively maintained.https://admin.phacility.com/phame/post/view/11/phacility_is_winding_down_operations/

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    Trac

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    Trac is an enhanced wiki and issue tracking system for software development projects. Trac uses a minimalistic approach to web-based software project management. Our mission is to help developers write great software while staying out of the way.

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    Most users think Trac is a great alternative to GitHub.
    somepeter

    Its usability is a trip into the past I did not miss.

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    RonBowman

    The best issue tracker money can b... oh, wait, it's free!

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  7. sourcehut is a network of useful open source tools for software project maintainers and collaborators, including git repos, bug tracking, continuous integration, and mailing lists.

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    Minimal but usable, perfectly lightweight

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    Tuleap

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Tuleap is the first fully libre and open source software (GPL licence) for Enterprise Application Lifecycle Management. Tuleap is provided by the Enalean company and the community members.

    See what's hot, what happen in the previous releases and teams' velocity
  9. Mantis Bug Tracker is a free and open source, web-based bug tracking system. It is written in the PHP scripting language and works with MySQL, MS SQL, and PostgreSQL databases and a webserver. MantisBT can be installed on Windows, Linux, Mac OS, OS/2, and others.

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    GitPrep

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Perl

    GitPrep is a GitHub clone. You can install portable Github system into Unix/Linux. You can create users and repositories without limitation. This is free software.

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    For the self-hosting category, it has literally zero dependencies. Every repository is plain as-is-on-the-harddrive, so you have no troubles like in other alternatives with bare repos vs. real repos. Simple install, zero dependencies, works on every VPS.

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