GitLab is an open-source web-based Git repository manager with wiki and issue tracking features. GitLab will allow you to streamline collaborative workflows; visualize, prioritize, coordinate, and track your progress on your projects. This guide will show you how to deploy a SkySilk VPS for GitLab hosting.

How to set up a GitLab server with SkySilk VPS in 12 Steps

If you want to restart the install process on your VM you can use the following command; 'turnkey-init'.

1. Deploy a SkySilk GitLab VPS Template.

2. Login to your VPS. SSH into your VPS using root@ipaddress and the password you set in the SkySilk dashboard. If you are connecting from a Unix-like machine (Mac OS or Linux), or by using PuTTY with Windows then the command to connect is simply:

ssh [user]@[ip address]

where [user] is your username, typically root, and [ip address] is the IP address of the virtual machine.

# for example:

ssh root@204.44.81.xx

(Read: How To Access Linux VPS via SSH)

3. Choose a MySQL password and confirm:

4. Enter and confirm a new password for your GitLab admin account:

5. Enter an email address for the GitLab admin account. Be sure to delete the example email before entering your own:

6. Enter the IP address of your SkySilk VPS when prompted for a domain:

7. Press Enter or Skip on the Initialize Hub Services screen:

8. Enter your email if you would like system notifications. Otherwise, press Enter.

9. Press Enter to Install Security Updates screen:

- Take note of your GitLab domain addresses:

10. Navigate to your GitLab server on the web. Open your web browser and go to your SkySilk VPS IP Address, you should be brought to your GitLab login page. You may have to bypass security settings (click Proceed to IP Address to continue to your login page):

11. Login with the email and admin password from steps 5 and 4 respectively.

12. Start using your hosted GitLab server with SkySilk!

 For additional resources on specifics of using GitLab, please consult GitLab Support and Community reference material:

GitLab Support