Quick Start with NextSaaS

Quick Start with NextSaaS


In this chapter, we'll guide you through setting up NextSaaS on your machine. It's a straightforward process, and you'll have your own local instance of NextSaaS running in no time.

Download the NextSaaS repository

Once you've purchased NextSaaS, you'll receive a link to access your account. You can download the NextSaaS repostiory from either the Dashboard or the GitHub link (available with the Boost Plan).

Option 1:

Simply click on Download Access to your account

Option 2: (Requires GitHub setup, available with the Boost Plan)

git clone


Install Node.js (if you haven't already)

If you haven't installed Node.js yet, you can follow the instructions here (opens in a new tab).

Install Node Modules

Navigate to the downloaded NextSaaS repostiory:

cd NextSaaS-main
npm install

Create Tables (First Run Only)

To set up the required tables, run the following command:

npx prisma db push

Configure Environment Variables

Next.js supports environment variables out of the box. You can set defaults in .env (for all environments), .env.development (for development), and .env.production (for production).

By default, files matching .env* are ignored by Git, except for .env.example, which provides an example of environment variables for NextSaaS. For now, let's rename it to .env to get started quickly. In future tutorials, we'll cover setting up environment variables for production.

Environment variables in NextSaaS are typed by @t3-oss/env-nextjs. Refer to the definition in src/env.mjs.


To start NextSaaS, simply run:

npm run dev

Congratulations! Your NextSaaS instance is now running at http://localhost:3000/ (opens in a new tab).