# Installing from CLI

Fast-track local install for getting Strapi running on your computer.

# Step 1: Make sure requirements are met

# Node.js

Strapi only requires Node.js. The current recommended version to run Strapi is Node v12 (please note that Node v14 is not supported at this time and does not go into LTS until the end of October 2020).

This is everything you need to run Strapi on your local environment.

Software Minimum version
Node.js 12.x
npm 6.x

# Yarn (optional)

You can also use yarn if you want here are the instructions to get started with it.

# Databases

Strapi currently support the following databases.

Database Minimum version
SQLite 3
PostgreSQL 10
MySQL 5.6
MariaDB 10.1
MongoDB 3.6

# Step 2: Create a new project

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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.

WARNING

If you use a custom database, this one 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.

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If you created your application using --quickstart flag, it will automatically run your application.