Setup a Git Server and Deploy with Git Hooks on Ubuntu 18.04

Introduction In this post we look at the process of setting up a Git repository on a DigitalOcean droplet running Ubuntu 18.04. After setting up the repository, we create a server side hook to automatically deploy a successful git push to a web server. A non-root user with no sudo permissions will be used to create the Git repository. The Git user will also be granted read and write permissions on the website for a successful deployment.