Deploy to Vercel

Guide to deploy the Next.js SaaS boilerplate to Vercel

Deploying to Vercel should be straightforward. You can deploy the Next.js SaaS boilerplate to Vercel by following these steps:

  1. Connect your Repository to Vercel
  2. Configure Environment Variables: the first time this may fail if you don't yet have a custom domain connected since you cannot place it in the environment variables yet. It's fine. Make the first deployment fail, then pick the domain and add it. Redeploy.
  3. Deploy the Project

Vercel should be able to automatically infer the project settings and deploy it correctly.

As you can see in the image, please make sure to:

  1. use Next.js as the framework preset
  2. point the root directory to the apps/web folder

Environment Variables

Please make sure to set all the environment variables required for the project to work correctly.

A production deployment should be setting the below environment variables:

Failure to set the environment variables will result in the project not working correctly.

If the build fails, deep dive into the logs to see what is the issue. Our Zod configuration will validate and report any missing environment variables. To find out which environment variables are missing, please check the logs.

Deploying to Vercel Edge Functions

If you want to deploy the project with Edge Functions, then the same steps as Cloudflare apply.

Please follow the same steps as for Cloudflare and then deploy the project to Vercel.

  1. Switch to an HTTP-based mailer (Cloudflare Mailer or Resend Mailer)
  2. Switch to a remote CMS (Wordpress or Keystatic Github mode)

The above should be all! By following the steps, you should be able to deploy the Next.js SaaS boilerplate to Vercel's Edge Functions with zero cold starts, better speed and lower costs!

Please be mindful of the limitations of the Edge runtime:

  1. potentially higher latency to your database
  2. limited Node.js features
  3. limited access to the Node.js ecosystem

If you are fine with the above, then Vercel is a great choice for deploying your Next.js SaaS boilerplate.

I have more apps - how do I deploy them?

Vercel should automatically take care of deploying the app named web.

If you have multiple apps, you may need to customize the build command to point to the app being deployed.

cd ../.. && turbo run build --filter=<app-name>

Please replace <app-name> with the name of the app you want to deploy.

For more info refer to the Vercel documentation.

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