Moving from GitLab pipeline to GitHub Actions for CI/CD
I've been using my self-hosted GitLab instance for my git repos and pipelines for 5 or so years now, but things have changed and I've decided I no longer want to run my self-hosted instance any more. It's purely for hobby/self projects and only accessed by myself, however, one bonus of this is that I also self-host a dockerised GitLab runner that performed all of my CI/CD duties, including the deployment stage, which is the important part. As this was self-hosted and ran on a separate droplet within my VPC on DigitalOcean, connections to to my web droplet was done via an internal IP address across an SSH connection (SSH is blocked to all but my home VPN IP addresses). I didn't want to open up the SSH port to world-and-dog.
Although I'm not running a massive amount of pipeline tasks, GitLab's free tier only offers 400 minutes per month for running CI/CD pipelines. Comparing this to GitHub which offers 2,000 minutes per month, as I'm not doing this as a business, I've decided to move over to GitHub.