You can upgrade your personal account to a paid plan with unlimited private repositories.

If you receive a 500 error when trying to upgrade your account:

  • Try clearing your browser's cache, then resubmit your information
  • Check to make sure you have entered your payment data correctly

If that doesn't resolve the error, please contact GitHub Support.

Upgrading your personal account with a credit card

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings. Settings icon in the user bar
  2. In your user settings sidebar, click Billing. Billing settings

  3. Under "Billing overview", click Get private repositories. Upgrade button

  4. Under "Upgrade summary", choose whether you want to pay monthly or yearly. Radio buttons with choice of monthly or yearly billing

  5. Optionally, to see your plan's details, click Show details. Link to review the details of your new plan

  6. Under "Billing information", click Add a Payment Method. Link for adding a payment method

  7. Under "Pay with", type your credit card information. Form for entering credit card information

  8. Click Update credit card.

  9. Review the information about the charge and your billing date, then click Upgrade plan to finish upgrading your account.

Upgrading your personal account with PayPal

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings. Settings icon in the user bar
  2. In your user settings sidebar, click Billing. Billing settings

  3. Under "Billing overview", click Get private repositories. Upgrade button

  4. Under "Upgrade summary", choose whether you want to pay monthly or yearly. Radio buttons with choice of monthly or yearly billing

  5. Optionally, to see your plan's details, click Show details. Link to review the details of your new plan

  6. Under "Billing information", click Add a Payment Method. Link for adding a payment method

  7. Under "Pay with", select PayPal account. Pay with PayPal radio button

  8. Click PayPal.

  9. Log in to PayPal with your account information. PayPal dialog box
  10. Agree to the terms of service for paying with PayPal.
  11. Select your country of residency, as well as your state or province (if you're asked). PayPal Country Spinner
  12. Type your postal code. PayPal postal code
  13. If you're a European business, enter your VAT or GST ID. PayPal VAT ID

  14. Click Save PayPal account.

  15. Review the information about the charge and your billing date, then click Upgrade plan to finish upgrading your account.

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