How to Create a New Account with GitHub

As we mentioned in our Introduction to Git, there are many popular Git hosting solutions available, some proprietary and some free. One of the most popular free Git hosts is GitHub. In this article, we will show you how to create a new account with GitHub, which you can use to host your remote repositories and even host simple websites for your projects.

How to Create a New Account with Github

This articles assumes that you do not have a Github account yet, and you are ready to create one.

  1. Proceed to
  2. Click the Sign Up link at the top right
  3. Fill in your desired Username, Email Address, and Password
  4. Click Create an account
  5. To proceed with a free personal account, click Continue
  6. Optional: fill out the survey or click skip this step


Well done. You have successfully created your personal Github account. Now you can begin creating projects and distributing your work. From here, Github will provide links to read documentation or to jump into starting a new project.

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