Commit 6095a1cb authored by Sytse Sijbrandij's avatar Sytse Sijbrandij
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Comprehensive list of installation methods.

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** More details are in the [requirements doc](doc/install/requirements.md)
 
### Installation
### Official installation methods
 
#### Official production installation
* [Manual installation guide for a production server](doc/install/installation.md)
 
* [Installation guide for a production server](doc/install/installation.md)
* [GitLab Chef Cookbook](https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/cookbook-gitlab/blob/master/README.md) This cookbook can be used both for development installations and production installations. If you want to [contribute](CONTRIBUTE.md) to GitLab we suggest you follow the [development installation on a virtual machine with Vagrant](https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/cookbook-gitlab/blob/master/doc/development.md) instructions to install all testing dependencies.
 
### Third party one-click installers
 
#### Official development installation
* [Digital Ocean 1-Click Application Install](https://www.digitalocean.com/blog_posts/host-your-git-repositories-in-55-seconds-with-gitlab) Have a new server up in 55 seconds. Digital Ocean uses SSD disks which is great for an IO intensive app such as GitLab.
 
If you want to contribute, please first read our [Contributing Guidelines](https://github.com/gitlabhq/gitlabhq/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md) and then we suggest you to use the Vagrant virtual machine project to get an environment working with all dependencies.
* [BitNami one-click installers](http://bitnami.com/stack/gitlab) This package contains both GitLab and GitLab CI. It is available as installer, virtual machine or for cloud hosting providers (Amazon Web Services/Azure/etc.).
 
* [Vagrant virtual machine for development](https://github.com/gitlabhq/gitlab-vagrant-vm)
#### Unofficial production installations
#### Unofficial installation methods
 
* [GitLab recipes](https://github.com/gitlabhq/gitlab-recipes) repository with unofficial guides for using GitLab with different software (operating systems, webservers, etc.) than the official version.
 
* [Installation guides](https://github.com/gitlabhq/gitlab-public-wiki/wiki/Unofficial-Installation-Guides) public wiki with unofficial guides to install GitLab on different operating systems.
 
* [Digital Ocean 1-Click Application Install](https://www.digitalocean.com/) Have a new server up in 55 seconds. Digital Ocean uses SSD disks which is great for an IO intensive app as GitLab. Look for GitLab under 'Select Image' => 'Applications' when creating a droplet.
* [BitNami one-click installers](http://bitnami.com/stack/gitlab) Get an image with GitLab and GitLab CI preinstalled for Amazon Web Services, Azure, VMware or your local server.
### New versions and upgrading
 
Since 2011 GitLab is released on the 22nd of every month. Every new release includes an upgrade guide.
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* Features that will be in the next releases are listed on [the feedback and suggestions forum](http://feedback.gitlab.com/forums/176466-general) with the status [started](http://feedback.gitlab.com/forums/176466-general/status/796456) and [completed](http://feedback.gitlab.com/forums/176466-general/status/796457).
 
### Run in production mode
 
The Installation guide contains instructions on how to download an init script and run it automatically on boot. You can also start the init script manually:
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