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Set a Node.js Version for Your Site


You can specify a Node.js version for site in Gatsby Cloud in two different ways, by environment variable or .nvmrc file. If you don’t set a Node version, Gatsby cloud will use the following defaults:

  • The default Node.js version is 14.
  • If you are using npm 7, the default is 16.

Environment variable

You can set your Node.js version using the NODE_VERSION environment variable inside Gatsby Cloud. Read more about setting environment variables.

Using nvm

You can include a .nvmrc file in your project repository, and Gatsby Cloud will read the Node version from that file.

Example format:

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