Before you begin, make sure you have the following prerequisites installed on your computer:

  • Node.js (and npm, the Node Package Manager)

If you don't have Node.js installed, you can download it from the official website.

Creating a New Next.js Project

Once you have Node.js installed, you can create a new Next.js project using the npx create-next-app command. This command sets up a new Next.js project with a basic structure and necessary dependencies.

npx create-next-app my-nextjs-app

Replace my-nextjs-app with your preferred project name. This will create a directory with the specified name and set up your Next.js project inside it.

Running Your Next.js Project

After creating your project, navigate to the project directory:

cd my-nextjs-app

Now, you can start the development server to run your Next.js project:

npm run dev

This will start the development server, and your Next.js application will be accessible at http://localhost:3000.