How To Install and Configure GitLab on Ubuntu 18.04

GitLab is a web-based open source Git repository manager written in Ruby including wiki, issue management, code review, monitoring and continuous integration and deployment. It enables developers to create, review, and deploy their projects. There are three different editions of GitLab available, Community Edition (CE), Enterprise Edition (EE), and a GitLab-hosted version.

GitLab is the number one choice if you want to move away from GitHub. It can import projects and issues from different sources including GitHub, which makes the migration process hassle free. The GitLab interface is well-designed, clean, intuitive and close to GitHub’s in terms of user experience and functionality.

There are several ways to install GitLab depending on the required use case. This guide covers the steps necessary for installing and configuring GitLab (CE) on a Ubuntu 18.04 system using the Omnibus packages.