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Installing Manually


We've created a little CLI tool you can run that does this process automatically. For more info, check the doc on installing through the CLI.

1. Setup a Project Folder

Create a new directory, and add a package.json by running the following command.

npm init -y

We recommend aliasing the start script to Directus' start for easier deployments to services like AWS, Google Cloud Platform or DigitalOcean App Platform.

	"scripts": {
		"start": "directus start"

2. Install Directus

npm install directus

3. Setup a Configuration File

Finally, you'll need to setup your .env file, or configure the environment variables through other means, such as Docker, etc.

Don't forget to fill your database information before continuing to next step

See Environment Variables for all available variables.

4. Bootstrap It

npx directus bootstrap

5. Start Server

npm run start