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
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:
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.