System Requirements

Before you start, make sure you have the following applications and their minimum versions installed, in addition to Node.js and pnpm (as mentioned earlier):

Installing Node.js

To install Node.js, follow the instructions based on your operating system:

  • For Windows or macOS, visit the official Node.js website: and download the latest or LTS version (18.0.0 or above). Run the installer and follow the setup wizard.

  • For Linux, you can use a package manager (nvm) or download the binaries from the official Node.js website. For example, using the package manager apt on Ubuntu:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install nodejs

    Ensure that the installed version is 18.0.0 or above:

    node --version

Installing pnpm

To install pnpm, you can use npm, the Node.js package manager. Open your terminal or command prompt and run the following command:

npm install -g pnpm

Make sure that the installed version of pnpm is 8.6.2 or above:

pnpm --version

Alternatively you can also install it from its official website

Optional Requirements for a Local Database:

If you want to use a local database, it is recommended to install “brew” and “sqld”.

Installing brew

To install brew, it is recommended to use from and follow its instructions.

Installing sqld

Once you have installed it and performed updates with brew update --auto-update, you can install “sqld” as follows:

brew tap libsql/sqld
brew install sqld-beta
sqld --help

Note: Please ensure to add sqld to you system PATH

This will allow you to work with the local database without modifying the “.env” file.

Please note that these optional requirements are only necessary if you want to use a local database. Otherwise, you can continue with the rest of the configuration as mentioned previously.

Installing Turso

If you want to run Turso locally you can follow the instructions in the Turso CLI