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How to Install GIT on GoDaddy Server on Linux?

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Git is a free and open-source distributed version control system created by Linus Torvalds in 2005. Its features include support for distributed, non-linear workflows, branching, pull requests, merging, tracking history, and a very easy learning curve.

GoDaddy VPS is a shared server that provides computational services, databases, storage space, automated weekly backups, 99% uptime, and much more. It’s a cheaper alternative to some popular cloud-based services such as AWS, GPC, and Azure. 

This article will discuss how to install, configure and use git on GoDaddy Server.


Step 1: Enable ssh into your GoDaddy VPS.

$ ssh user@ip



Step 2: Before installing mongo, update and upgrade your server.

$ sudo apt update && apt upgrade





Step 3: Install git from the apt package.



Step 4: Verify the installation by running

$ git –version



Configuring and using GIT

Step 1: Update git configuration settings by adding your email and username to the commit.

$ git config –global “email”

$ git config –global “username”



Step 2: Generate a personal access token by visiting Make sure to give the required privileges to the token. You can also refer to Using GitHub with SSH for a more clutter-free experience while pulling and pushing changes.

Step 3: Clone the repository using ssh if you have added the ssh key to your GitHub/GitLab account, otherwise use HTTPS.

$ git clone <repo_url>



Step 4: Now, you can create, update or delete any file in our cloned repository. But for now, I am creating a simple text file. You can track the changes using the git status command.

$ echo’Geeks For Geeks’ >> new.txt



Step 5: Commit the new file and push the changes to the main branch.

$ git add .

$ git commit -m “relevant message”

$ git push origin branch_name



Step 6: Verify the commit in the git logs or by viewing commit history on Github/GitLab.

$ git log





Note: You can also visit the List of useful Github Commands for a better understanding of git workflow 

Last Updated : 10 Jun, 2022
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