Jan 20, 2022

Platforms Starter Kit

Learn more about this template for site builders, multi-tenant platforms, and low-code tools.

Steven Tey
by Steven Tey
Platforms Starter Kit

Today, we are excited to launch the Platforms Starter Kit — a comprehensive template for building multi-tenant applications with custom domains.

What is a multi-tenant application?

Multi-tenant applications serve multiple customers across different subdomains/custom domains with a single unified codebase.

For example, this blog is a multi-tenant application:

Another example is Hashnode, a popular blogging platform. Each writer has their own unique .hashnode.dev subdomain for their blog:

Users can also map custom domains to their .hashnode.dev subdomain:

Today, we’re making it easier than ever for creators to start their own platform by providing a comprehensive starter kit and announcing


Template features

Forget manually setting up CNAME records, wrestling with DNS, or making custom server rewrite rules with NGINX. With Vercel and the Platforms Starter Kit, you can focus on building the next big thing.


Examples of platforms

Vercel customers like Hashnode, Super, and Cal.com are building scalable platforms on top of Vercel and Next.js. There are multiple types of platforms you can build with this starter kit:

1. Content creation platforms

These are content-heavy platforms (blogs) with simple, standardized page layouts and route structure.

“With Vercel, we spend less time managing our infrastructure and more time delivering value to our users.” — Sandeep Panda, Co-founder, Hashnode

2. Website & e-commerce store builders

No-code site builders with customizable pages.

By using Next.js and Vercel, Super has fast, globally distributed websites with a no-code editor (Notion). Their customers get all the benefits of Next.js (like Image Optimization) without touching any code.

3. B2B2C platforms

Multi-tenant authentication, login, and access controls.

With Vercel and Next.js, platforms like Instatus are able to create status pages that are 10x faster than competitors.

Built on open source

This working demo site was built using the Platforms Starter Kit and:

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Platforms Starter Kit Demo

This is a demo site showcasing how to build a multi-tenant application with custom domain support.