This is a quickstart for Vercel Serverless Functions. For Vercel Edge Functions, check this article.

Database Setup

Create a Redis database using Upstash Console or Upstash CLI. Select the same region with your Vercel Serverless Function to minimize the latency. Copy the UPSTASH_REDIS_REST_URL and UPSTASH_REDIS_REST_TOKEN for the next steps.

Project Setup

We will create a Next.js application and deploy to Vercel.

npx create-next-app@latest
cd my-app

Install @upstash/redis:

npm install @upstash/redis

The Code

Update app/api/hello.js with the template below to test the Redis client:

import { Redis } from "@upstash/redis";
import type { NextApiRequest, NextApiResponse } from "next";

const redis = Redis.fromEnv();

export default async function handler(
  req: NextApiRequest,
  res: NextApiResponse
): Promise<void> {
  const count = await redis.incr("counter");
  res.status(200).json({ count });

Configure the Credentials

We’ll place the credentials in the .env file as below:


Run & Deploy

You can run the app locally: npm run dev and check http://localhost:3000/api/hello

Deploy your app with vercel deploy

You can also integrate your Vercel projects with Upstash using Vercel Integration module. Check this article.