Yay! What’s up? On this article we will summarize the first steps everyone should follow when it comes to deploying your own Git server. Don’t have any yet? Read this article.
Keep in mind that any host with the Git software installed and Internet connection can be a Git server, you just need to configure a SSH connection to be able to use it.
You can install Git on your Raspberry Pi, a virtual machine on your server, on the cloud… Whatever you want, just install it!
Ok, right. Now you have the Git software installed, but you need to create the repository first. How to do it? Very simple, just go to the directory where you want to set up the repository (remember! It needs to be accessible through SSH):
# change directory cd /home/cooluser/repositories/ # make new directory with .git extension mkdir coolrepo.git # come inside cd coolrepo.git # run the init command git init --bare
Create the directory where you want to have this repository
mkdir coolrepo cd coolrepo
Now, you need to prepare this directory for git:
git init touch README.md git add . git commit -m "First commit" -a git remote add origin ssh://sshuser@server_ip:/home/cooluser/repositories/coolrepo.git git push origin master
Et voila, you have your own repository with full functionality.
In the future, you can do a
git clone like:
git clone sshuser@server_ip:/home/cooluser/repositories/coolrepo.git