Introduction

QStash is an HTTP-based messaging and scheduling solution, designed for serverless and edge computing environments, guaranteeing at-least-once delivery.

Use Cases

Quick Start

Check out these Quick Start guides to get started with QStash in your application.

Or continue reading to learn how to send your first message!

Send your first message

Prerequisite

You need an Upstash account before publishing messages, create one here.

Public API

Make sure you have a publicly available HTTP API that you want to send your messages to. If you don’t, you can use something like requestcatcher.com or webhook.site to try it out.

For example, you can use this URL to test your messages: https://firstqstashmessage.requestcatcher.com

Get your token

Go to the Upstash Console and copy the QSTASH_TOKEN.

Publish a message

A message can be any shape or form: json, xml, binary, anything, that can be transmitted in the http request body. We do not impose any restrictions other than a size limit of 1 MB (which can be customized at your request).

In addition to the request body itself, you can also send HTTP headers. Learn more about this in the message publishing section.

curl -XPOST \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer <QSTASH_TOKEN>' \
    -H "Content-type: application/json" \
    -d '{ "hello": "world" }' \
    'https://qstash.upstash.io/v2/publish/https://<your-api-url>'

Don’t worry, we have SDKs for different languages so you don’t have to make these requests manually.

Check Response

You should receive a response with a unique message ID.

Check Message Status

Head over to Upstash Console and go to the Logs tab where you can see your message activities.

Learn more about different states here.