Hosted Gitea FAQ

Can I import or mirror my repositories from GitHub?

Yes, Gitea has a feature to clone or mirror repositories from GitHub. Check out our article to see how easy it is.

What kind of support can I get?

You can email me at You can also ask a question about Gitea on the Gitea forum.

Do you support LFS?

Yes, LFS is switched on by default. If the standard server size does not have enough disk space you can request extra volumes for an additional fee. Please email me if you need more storage.

Are there CI / CD options?

Yes, a number of CI / CD tools can be integrated with Gitea. Gitea also has a feature called 'Actions' which is similar to GitHub Actions, and you can connect that to your own actions runner.

Can I edit the HTML templates?

Yes, you can get SSH access to edit the templates if you need, just shoot me an email and I'll set up access.

Where is the VPS hosted?

The VPS is hosted with Digital Ocean. You select which geographic region the VPS is served from.

Can I get a more powerful server for my Gitea instance?

Yes, please email me and let me know if you would like a more powerful server for an additional fee.

What assurances do I have that my data is safe if your company goes out of business?

You have full control over the data stored by Gitea, and weekly backups are also taken. In the event the company goes out of business, all customers would be notified and given sufficient time to download a copy of their repositories etc.

You are not locked in to Hosted Gitea and you can at any time get a backup of your Gitea repositories and move them to a new instance of your choosing.

You can also push your repos to other remotes.

What assurances do I have that you’re not accessing the data for your own purposes?

I do not look at customer data. This is a core value of the business. Privacy is paramount.

Hosted Gitea is a fully managed service which means I will apply updates, monitor, and maintain the security of the box. As with all hosting, including web hosting and VPS providers, it is possible for somebody at the company to look at data inside the container. At the moment there's just me, and I go out of my way not to do this.

To help further protect you every command run on the server is logged to a log file /var/log/auth.log by Snoopy.

By default my SSH key allows me to log in as root so that I can make upgrades and updates on the box.

What assurances do I have that you don’t make any claim over ownership of the data?

Hosted Gitea does not make any claim of ownership over the data you push to your instance.

How do you make updates to the server?

OS updates are automatic. I perform Gitea upgrades via SSH when a new version of Gitea comes out. Backups are taken by the VPS provider (Digital Ocean). Security patches are applied by the OS. Your instance is monitored and automatically checked for outages.

Are you accessing through an Ubuntu user? What permissions does it have?

The machine is accessed via the root user over SSH. It has full access to the VPS. See the question above regarding privacy and access.

Do I void any kind of contract if I break my server through incompetence or error?

If you break the server I can help you restore from backups and/or spin up a new server. No contract is voided.

Are you planning on running any sort of index of public servers?

I don't have a plan for this but other people have done it. An example is Codeberg who have open registration.