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 solve 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 "Plan duration", choose whether you want to be billed monthly or yearly. billing

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

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

For more information on how this affects your billing cycle, see "How does upgrading affect the billing process?".

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 "Plan duration", choose whether you want to be billed monthly or yearly. billing

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

  6. Click PayPal.

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

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

For more information on how this affects your billing cycle, see "How does upgrading affect the billing process?".

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