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Last updated on February 6, 2023
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Once you have successfully signed up for Vercel and connected your Git provider, you're ready to start creating a Project.

A Project groups deployments and custom domains. When you visit the dashboard, you'll see a list of all your Projects. There are two ways to create a new Project on Vercel:

  • Import your existing project. This can be any web project that outputs static HTML content (such as a website that contains HTML, CSS, and JavaScript), but it will work best when using one of our supported frameworks
  • Use a template

This walkthrough follows the steps to import a project. If you would prefer to use a template, select your favorite template, and click Deploy.

  1. On the "New Project" page, under the "Import Git Repository" section, choose the account that you'd like to link a project from.
  2. Find the repository in the list and select Import.
  3. Vercel will automatically detect the framework and any necessary build settings. However, you can also configure the Project settings at this point including the build and development settings and Environment Variables. These can also be set later.
  4. Press the Deploy button. Vercel will create the Project and deploy it based on the chosen configurations.
  5. Enjoy the confetti!

To view your deployment, click on the Project in the dashboard and then click on the Domain. This page is now visible to anyone who has the URL.

  • Develop - Your deployment is fully integrated with Git, which means that you can continue developing your project within your normal developer workflow. You can use the development command your framework provides (such as next dev for Next.js) to start running locally.
  • Preview - When you push to a Git branch, Vercel will create a preview deployment. You can find a link to this deployment within the body of your pull request.
  • Ship - When you push to your production branch (usually main), Vercel ships your changes to production, making them accessible to everyone.

Continue getting started with Vercel: