Frequently Asked Questions
No. Remote Caching is optional. However, you'll find it very useful to speed up development on a team, speed up builds inside of Docker, and also save space on your own machine.
No. Turborepo does not store source code. Without Remote Caching, no code ever leaves your machine—it will only cache artifacts to local disk.
With Turborepo's Remote Caching, you are responsible for configuring cache behavior and should only set up Turborepo to cache compiled artifacts. Please be aware that Turborepo treats all logs as artifacts and so these will be stored along with other cache artifacts.
No. Turborepo is an open-source project and is not tied to any specific hosting provider or Remote Cache provider. The default Remote Cache provider is Vercel, should you opt-in to enable it. However, you can use any other provider you like if they support the same API. Several open-source community Remote Caches are compatible with Turborepo.
Yes. As long as the Remote Cache provider you choose supports the same API, you can use Turborepo with it.
Due to the nature of Turborepo's functionality, no personal information is gathered when the open source binary is run locally. All cached artifacts are stored on your machine by default. Further, no log in information or contact details are collected by the
Fast Refresh gives you instantaneous feedback on edits made to your React components in Next.js applications. If your Turborepo has multiple Next.js applications, you can use
next-transpile-modules to ensure that imports across workspaces will work with Fast Refresh when changes are made. Turborepo will effectively watch for any edits and the rebuild when saving. You can get started from this example which is set up to handle Fast Refresh.