Top 3 Alternatives to Github

Our Top 3 Alternatives to Github, for hosting your source code. Are you also looking to migrate from Github like other developers after Microsoft acquired it for about $7.5 Billion ? No worries continue reading you will get your answer.


GitLab is one of the most famous alternative to Github. It is the first single application for all stages of the DevOps lifecycle. They also announced that their high-end plans (Ultimate and Gold plan) will now be available for free to open source projects and educational institutions.

GitLab is open source, you can either host GitLab on your own cloud or server;

You can also use it as a SAAS, which is hosted by GitLab at


BitBucket is the second most popular git solution in terms of usage. It is a repository hosting service from Atlassian. It is free for individuals and organizations with 5 or less users. Atlassian Bitbucket is integrated to Jira and Trello project management application.

Teams can have unlimited users for free, for that you need to make sure you have have fully public repositories.


SourceForge is another famous platform for open source projects. is owned and operated by Slashdot Media. It provides a source code repository, bug tracking, a wiki for documentation, a news bulletin, micro-blog for publishing project updates, and other features. It was one of the first to offer this service free of charge to open source projects.

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