Quick Start

# prerequisite: check that Node.js is 12.20.0+, 14.13.1+, or 16+
node --version

# Make a new project directory, and navigate directly into it
mkdir my-astro-project && cd $_

# prepare for liftoff...
npm init astro

# install dependencies
npm install

# start developing!
npm start

# when you're ready: build your static site to `dist/`
npm run build

If you wish to learn more about the range of methods to install and setup Astro for your project’s, please read our installation guide.

Start your project

From inside your project directory, enter the following command into your terminal:

npm start

Astro will now start serving your application on http://localhost:3000. Opening this URL in your browser, you should see the Astro’s “Hello, World”.

The server will listen for live file changes in your src/ directory, so you do not need to restart the application as you make changes during development.

Build your project

To build your project, from inside your directory enter the following build command into your terminal:

npm run build

This will instruct Astro to build your site and save it directly to disk. Your application is now ready in the dist/ directory.

Deploy your project

Astro sites are static, so they can be deployed to your favourite host:

Next Steps

Success! You’re now ready to start developing!

We recommend that you to take some time to get more familiar with the way Astro works. You can do so by further exploring our Docs, we suggest that you consider the following:

📚 Learn more about Astro’s project structure in our Project Structure guide.

📚 Learn more about Astro’s component syntax in our Astro Components guide.

📚 Learn more about Astro’s file-based routing in our Routing guide.