# Installing from CLI
Fast-track local install for getting Strapi running on your computer.
# Step 1: Make sure requirements are met
Strapi only requires Node.js (opens new window). Strapi only supports LTS versions of Node.js, the current recommended version to run Strapi is Node LTS v14. Other versions of of Node.js may not be compatible with the latest release of Strapi.
This is everything you need to run Strapi on your local environment.
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# Yarn (optional)
You can also use yarn if you want here (opens new window) are the instructions to get started with it.
Strapi currently support the following databases.
# Step 2: Create a new project
If you want to use specific database, you don't have to use the
--quickstart flag. The CLI will let you choose the database of your choice. The
--quickstart flag sets the database to SQLite.
create-strapi-app will generate an empty Strapi project. If you want an application that is pre-configured for a specific use case, see the Templates section.
When using a starter, the project can be created from a specific branch, for example with a url like this:
If you use a custom database, it has to be up and running before creating your Strapi project
# Step 3: Start the project
To start your Strapi application you will have to run the following command in your application folder.
If you created your application using
--quickstart flag, it will automatically run your application.