|Slogan||Plant your code in the cloud. Watch it grow.|
|Type of site||Collaborative revision control|
|Registration||Required with optional OpenID|
Bitbucket is a web-based hosting service for projects that use either the Mercurial or Git revision control systems. Bitbucket offers both commercial plans and free accounts. It offers free accounts with an unlimited number of private repositories (which can have up to five users in the case of free accounts) as of September 2010[update], but by inviting three users to join Bitbucket, three more users can be added, for eight users in total. Private repositories are not shown on profile pages - if a user has only private repositories, it will simply state that the user does not have any repositories until the user creates a public repository. Bitbucket is written in Python using the Django web framework.
Bitbucket offers multiple paid plans that allow repository owners to have more users in their account. Inviting users to join Bitbucket allows free repositories to be expanded to 8 users in total. By upgrading to a paid plan for a monthly fee, more users can access the repository: 10 users for $10 a month, 25 users for $25 a month, 50 users for $50 a month, 100 users for $100 a month and unlimited users for $200 a month.
Bitbucket was previously an independent startup. On 29 September 2010, Bitbucket was acquired by VC-funded Atlassian. Initially, Bitbucket only offered hosting support for Mercurial projects. On 3 October 2011, Bitbucket officially announced support for Git hosting.
The original symbol on the sticker of the bucket is the alchemical and planetary symbol for Mercury, and refers to Bitbucket hosting Mercurial repositories. The contents of the blue bucket is mercury metal.
When Bitbucket announced Git support, the sticker icon switched to be the primary logo of Atlassian.
- "Bitbucket home page". Retrieved 30 September 2010.
- "Django Success Story Bitbucket". 8 June 2008. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
- Bruce Eckel (13 November 2008). "BitBucket/Hg vs. Launchpad/Bzr". Retrieved 30 September 2010.
- Jenna Pitcher (30 September 2010). "Atlassian snatches Bitbucket". ITWire. Retrieved 30 September 2010.
- "Bitbucket now rocks Git". Bitbucket official blog. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011.