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Why you probably want GitLab as a Managed / SaaS Service hosted

Run GitLab’s open source end-to-end software development platform with built-in version control, issue tracking, code review, CI/CD on French secure datacenter DevOps SaaS Platform.

If you don't want to worry about downloading, installing, and managing GitLab yourself, then you'll want to use GitLab SaaS, where there is no technical setup required.

GitLab's SaaS offering: You don't need to install anything to use GitLab SaaS, you only need to sign up and use GitLab straight away.