Pace is built with AdonisJS 5 and hence it requires Node.js 14 and above as well as npm (or your preferred package manager).

Getting the source code

After purchasing a license, you'll be invited to the private GitHub repository. This way, you can follow the project progress and easily merge updates when they are available.

You should create a new repository from Pace by clicking the "Use this template" button on the GitHub repository.

use this template button Create a new repository from Pace
The repository must be kept private, otherwise, your license would be revoked.

Next, clone the repository to your computer:

git clone

Finally, you need to add a remote for the Pace repository:

git remote add pace

Setting up your new application

Once you've gotten the boilerplate, the next step is to set it up.

First, install the npm dependencies:

npm install

Then create a .env file from the provided .env.example:

cp .env.example .env

Next, generate an APP_KEY:

node ace generate:key

This will output a random string which you will need to add inside .env:

// .env


Next, you need to set up the database for your application. By default, Pace uses MySQL but you easily swap it for any of the databases that AdonisJS support.

// .env


Finally, run the migrations and seeders:

node ace migration:run

node ace db:seed

Create admin user

Pace comes with an admin area which can be used to manage your application. To access it, you need to be an admin. You can use the pace:admin command to create an admin user:

node ace pace:admin

The command will prompt you to enter the details (name, email and password) of the admin user to be created. Next, you may navigate to your application's /admin path in your browser to access the admin area.