All plans are billed annually.
Pipeline minutes are the execution time for your pipelines on our shared runners.
If you reach your limits, you simply won't be able to run any more pipelines until the end of your current billing cycle, or until you upgrade your account.
The minutes limit only applies to private projects.
There is no catch. GitLab.com allows you to have unlimited free private repositories and collaborators.
No, all users in the group need to be on the same plan.
Absolutely, GitLab Pages will remain free for everyone.
GitLab.com is monitored 24/7. Our servers are hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Digital Ocean, and Azure, we use configuration management, and we patch our servers at least once a week. Our runbooks are public as is our operational issue tracker. GitLab offers Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) via a mobile application or a U2F device, rate limiting, audit logs, and passwords are one-way encrypted. Answers to other common security questions are available on our security page.
No. The limit will be applied to a group, no matter the number of users in that group.
Our strategy is to make GitLab.com the most popular SaaS solution for private and public repositories. To achieve this goal you get unlimited public and private projects, and there is no limit to the number of collaborators on a project. And we plan to keep unlimited repositories and collaborators free forever. To sustain this there are paid accounts and features.
Build artifact storage above a certain size (currently unlimited even with a free account)
Container images storage above a certain size (currently unlimited even with a free account)
GitLab Pages with very high traffic (currently unlimited even with a free acount)
Restrict the build minutes in the bronze plan (move unlimited minutes to the silver account)
Windows & MacOS Runners for GitLab CI (not available now but you can always bring your own Runner)