Gitea Raspberry Pi vs Hosted Gitea
Here are a few reasons why you might choose Hosted Gitea over a Raspberry Pi to host your git repositories.
For one, Hosted Gitea is much easier to set up and use. You don't need to be a technical expert to get started - all you need to do is sign up for an account. After that all installation, set-up and configuration is done for you.
With Hosted Gitea you don't need to worry about updates, security, backups, or OS upgrades - all of this is taken care of for you.
If you're just setting up a Pi with SSH access then you're going to lack a web based interface. Hosted Gitea gives you Gitea's web based interface which is much easier to use when setting up repos, adding users, and configuring things.
Finally, Hosted Gitea is accessible from anywhere in the world. With a Raspberry Pi you lose access to your repos if you are not on the same local network. This can be particularly annoying when travelling for an extended period of time. All you need to access Hosted Gitea is an internet connection.
So, if you're looking for an easy to use, feature-rich, and reliable git repository hosting solution, Hosted Gitea is a great option.