Hello. I am currently testing out Gitlab on Gitlab.com. But before I pull the trigger on their subscriptions I thought I’d check for a less expensive option at DO.

Does hosting Gitlab on DO require a per user paid subscription with Gitlab or can I get away with a $10/mo droplet rather than their more expensive cloud hosted plans?

Use will be a couple dozen projects and maybe 10 users over time.


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It depends on your needs, you can use DO with the “Core” version of Gitlab that has no cost per user. How ever, if you want more advanced features or support you will need to pay for it on GitLab

You can find the difference feature list for Gitlab here: https://about.gitlab.com/pricing/self-managed/feature-comparison/

Btw, I’m not expert on Gitlab but I have deploy it once for testing.