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GitLab
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GitLab Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

GitLab product overview

Price starts from

29

/user

Per month

What is GitLab?

GitLab is an integrated, open source DevOps lifecycle management platform for software development teams to plan, code, test, deploy and monitor product changes within a single application. GitLab allows users to streamline their collaborative workflows and visualize, prioritize, coordinate, and track progress using flexible project management tools.

Key benefits of using GitLab

  • GitLab streamlines all collaborative workflows, whether a team uses Waterfall, Agile, or Conversational Development.

  • Keep track of the progress and activity across projects and get performance metrics for deployed apps through Prometheus.

  • GitLab provides a scalable, single source of truth for projects and code with git repositories that come complete with branching tools and access controls.

  • Spot errors faster and shorten feedback cycles with Gitlab's built-in code review, code testing, code quality, and review apps.

  • Release code confidently and securely, and minimize complexity with GitLab's built-in continuous delivery.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    24/7 (Live rep)
    FAQs/Forum
    Knowledge Base
    Chat
    Email/Help Desk

    Training options

    Documentation
    Webinars
    Videos
    In Person
    Live Online

    GitLab pricing information

    Value for money

    4.5

    /5

    1K

    Starting from

    29

    /user

    Per month

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

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    GitLab features

    Functionality

    4.6

    /5

    1K

    Total features

    64

    12 categories

    Most valued features by users

    API
    Reporting/Analytics
    Third-Party Integrations
    Access Controls/Permissions
    Alerts/Notifications
    Monitoring
    Workflow Management
    Activity Tracking

    Functionality contenders

    GitLab users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.6

    /5

    1K

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.81/10
    Rating distribution

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    3

    2

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    345

    32

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    Pros
    I feel like a professional developer using it, my code is always backed up and up to date on a beautiful web user interface. I love how the badges look and how it feels colorful.
    It is a great collaborative tool that allow us to manage the projects and ensure the progress is on schedule. The reporting function is very helpful for the communications within the organization.
    It's an awesome tools, perfect both small projects on a budget or for large applications that need paid features and great support.
    Cons
    Sometimes , build fails after delay of 20-30 minutes and then i get to see the error. This is obvious that it needs to reach that stage first before displaying the error.
    Some features are missing and that's what's missing compared to the direct competitor.
    It lacks some features, and sometimes the menus are really confusing and hard to navigate. There have been some occasional crashes too when you need to restart your server to get it up again.

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    Justin S.

    Senior DevOps Engineer

    Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

    Review source

    Overall Rating

    GitLab Review: GitLab is Easy to Use

    Reviewed 4 months ago

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    Justin: Hi, I'm Justin, a senior DevOps engineer, and I work for a company that produces medical imaging...

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    Justin S.

    Senior DevOps Engineer

    Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

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    Overall Rating

    Made DevOps possible for my company

    Reviewed 3 years ago

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    Justin S: I'm Justin, DevOps engineer, and I give GitLab a big five out of five stars. For more reviews...

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    Matthew B.

    Computer Software, 51-200 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Powerful toolset that are available on premise!

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    I am happy with the toolset - very grateful to the gitlab community for the work done on this. It allows small startup companies to create their own instance and manage gitlab CI deployment pipelines.

    Pros

    I am not constrained at all by a company like GitHub or Bitbucket. It allows my team to have faith that what we are working on - remains in house. For piece of mind - without using git native.

    Cons

    Difficult to setup for the uninitiated linux administrator. Administration and upgrades are also difficult to do.

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    Gábor S.

    Telecommunications, 10,001+ employees

    Used daily for 1-2 years

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    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    High performance at the facilities

    Reviewed a year ago

    Previously, I was looking for an on-premises rather than a cloud-based Git management system, and I found it. Several Linux packages are distributed, installation is easy, and it was good that I could build the environment quickly.

    Pros

    It is a great largest Git hosting service. Since the system can be deployed in the local on-premises environment, we are operating it experimentally. The CI function can also be evaluated as excellent. This is the best option if local demand exists. It is good not to have large amounts of components and libraries that confuse things.

    Cons

    When running a large project, the response is usually slow. However, I had no problems with it myself. I am satisfied.

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    Emiliano P.

    Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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    It's good but, definitely not the best

    Reviewed 4 years ago

    It works fine, and it's a good alternative for the usual Bitbucket, Jira and Bamboo (or Jenkins) combo that's commonly found on the corporate world. I'd recommend to consider Github Teams or Github Enterprise.

    Pros

    - Unlike Github, it can be installed locally, it also makes it highly customizable - It has CI/CD functionality integrated - It has code search and indexing - It's integrated with a docker registry and multiple code repositories

    Cons

    - It's highly monolithic, if some feature fails, most of the times everything fails - It's not easy to clusterize the service - It's not easy to update, nor to migrate to a new server - It costs the same to use the self-hosted than the cloud-hosted version - Gitlab CI/CD shared (both free and paid minutes) run on a GCE Kubernetes cluster without any fixed IP address so it's hard to access your servers unless you open ports publicly or create a VPN tunnel

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    Bernard F.

    Information Technology and Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Very good because of the pipelines

    Reviewed 4 months ago
    Pros

    The best GitLab has are the pipelines. They can be used for integration, for unit tests, for external scanners and, what is most important for me, security scans.

    Cons

    The only thing I can say I don't like about GitLab is the project management approach. I don't really find the issue and incidences schemas complete and I would like them to have more options.

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    Brad N.

    Retail, 1,001-5,000 employees

    Used daily for 1-2 years

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    GitLab is a must for development teams

    Reviewed 4 years ago
    Pros

    I love the Boards for tracking Issues in their life cycle. Customizable Columns and Labels make it quick and easy to see where an Issue is, giving a high level for management and the rest of the team, while having all the details and attached code branches and merge requests for the developer and stakeholders. I love how it's able to connect code from several projects to Issues, no matter where they live, so you can have as many boards and projects as you like! It's well put together and seems natural with everything I try to do organization-wise. Integrates really well with developers' workflows.

    Cons

    GitLab is always improving and enables you to request features, so if you want something, suggest it and they'll get to it! Sometimes that's a bit slow, but you can usually work around it.

    GitLab FAQs

    Q. What type of pricing plans does GitLab offer?

    GitLab has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $29.00/month
    Pricing model: Free, Subscription, Open Source
    Free Trial: Available


    Q. Who are the typical users of GitLab?

    GitLab has the following typical customers:
    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Q. What languages does GitLab support?

    GitLab supports the following languages:
    Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Japanese


    Q. Does GitLab offer an API?

    Yes, GitLab has an API available for use.


    Q. What level of support does GitLab offer?

    GitLab offers the following support options:
    24/7 (Live rep), FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat, Email/Help Desk

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