Start Gitlab via Command Line

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In this article, starting or running Gitlab is going to be explained so that Gitlab itself can be prepared to receive incoming requests in order to access all Gitlab’s features.

Before accessing Gitlab which is done after Gitlab service has started, the most important thing is having Gitlab itself installed in host, laptop, server or any machine provided for the purpose on running the Gitlab itself. Read the following article titled ‘Install Gitlab on CentOS 7 via Command Line’ for further reference on installing Gitlab in this link. Another article which can be found important as a reference is the article titled ‘Install Gitlab on Ubuntu via Command Line’ in the following link.

The command which is needed to be executed by typing it in the command line or terminal so that Gitlab’s service can be started and running properly is the following one :

gitlab-ctl start

Normally, the output of the above executed command can be shown below in a terminal or command line :

[root@centos ~]# gitlab-ctl start
ok: run: gitlab-workhorse: (pid 16411) 0s
ok: run: logrotate: (pid 16418) 1s
ok: run: nginx: (pid 16425) 0s
ok: run: postgresql: (pid 16433) 1s
ok: run: redis: (pid 16441) 0s
ok: run: sidekiq: (pid 16445) 1s
ok: run: unicorn: (pid 16452) 0s
[root@centos ~]#

Below is the view of the above executed command which is viewed in the form of an image :

Start Gitlab via Command Line
Start Gitlab via Command Line

Normally, since it is a command which is related to the service running on an operating system especially in this context is a Linux operating system, the usage of root account is necessary to perform the above command to start or to run Gitlab. So, before performing the above command, make sure to switch to root user or any user classified as wheel or administrator account group.

After successfully starting Gitlab’s service, below is the command which is performed to check the status of Gitlab’s service whether it is already started or not by reading the article titled ‘Check Gitlab Status via Command Line’ and it can be visited in this link.



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