A few of the GitHub projects I contribute to use Travis CI for build testing. However, I've noticed that some projects use travis-ci.org for build testing, while others use travis-ci.com. Both sites seem to function identically, even down to using the same UI.

What's the difference between travis-ci.org and travis-ci.com? Why do some projects use one over the other?


Travis CI originally created two separated platforms to differentiate between private repos / paid (travis-ci.com) and public repos / free (travis-ci.org).

However, as of May 2018, new users and projects (both private and public) should only use travis-ci.com (see official announcement):

Over the next several months, we’ll be migrating all travis-ci.org repositories and customers to travis-ci.com. Though this will not happen right away, you can go ahead and read more about what to expect in the docs.

As already pointed out in the comments section, migration is currently in beta, but may be triggered manually. So, if you still have repositories on travis-ci.org (see migration guide):

Open source projects and their build history will continue to run on travis-ci.org at this time.

However, you can be included in the closed beta testing to start migrating your open source repositories to travis-ci.com.

  1. To have any public repository migrated over, it must be first activated on travis-ci.com using GitHub Apps.

  2. Head over to travis-ci.org and in your account page, subscribe to be part of the beta to migrate your Open Source repositories.

  3. Once your account is ready to migrate, you’ll receive a confirmation email.

  4. Check out what the beta testing includes on this open source to travis-ci.com migration guide.
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    Some (?) repos appear to still be on the .org e.g. travis-ci.org/citation-style-language/styles. So this migration is ongoing/slow. – hayd Sep 26 '18 at 0:00
  • @hayd yep, that's true. Updated the answer with a link to the migration guide. – beatngu13 Feb 9 '19 at 10:03
  • According to the migration guide, migration from travis-ci.org to travis-ci.com is still in closed beta. – Franklin Yu Aug 1 '19 at 13:37
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    I (Sept. 2019) just learned of this. I have many repos on .org. I had to trigger migration manually (as in the linked migration doc) so I gather that migration will not be automatic. – josephwb Oct 19 '19 at 17:44
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    @josephwb thx, I've updated the answer accordingly. – beatngu13 Oct 20 '19 at 9:37

Aside from pricing model, the two sites are identical.

  • travis-ci.org is a free service for public open source projects.
  • travis-ci.com is a paid service for private commercial projects.

From the FAQ page for Travis Pro

Why can’t I find information on pricing on travis-ci.org?

Travis CI is, and always will be, free for open source projects.

For a list of plans and prices for private repositories, look at travis-ci.com/plans.

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