Gogs is a free and open source self-hosted Git service written in the Go programming language. It is very similar to GitLab and aims to be the easiest and most painless way to set up self-hosted Git service in your development environment.
In this tutorial, we will learn how to install Gogs with Apache as a reverse proxy on Ubuntu 16.04 server.
A server running Ubuntu 16.04.
A normal user with sudo privileges setup on your server.
Update the System
Before installing any packages, it is recommended to update your system with the latest stable version. You can do this with the following commands:
sudo apt-get update -ysudo apt-get upgrade -y
Once your system is up to date, you can proceed to install the Apache web server.
Install Apache Web Server
First, you will need to install Apache web server on your system. You can easily install it by running the following command:
sudo apt-get install apache2 -y
Once apache is installed, start the Apache web server and enable it to start on boot with the following command:
Here, provide all the required information like, Database Type, User, Password, Database Name, Application Name, Repository Path, etc. Then click on the Install Gogs button you should see the following page:
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