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How to install Redis

Published Jul 25 2020

You can download the latest version of Redis from https://redis.io/download.

Redis can be installed on any server. In this case we’ll install it locally for testing.

On macOS, installation is simpler using Homebrew. Run:

brew install redis

Then run

brew services start redis

to make Redis start automatically, and re-start when the computer reboots.

You can also start it manually using:

redis-server /usr/local/etc/redis.conf

On Linux Ubuntu you’ll need to run

sudo apt-get install redis-server

and Redis will automatically be up and running.

Once it’s started, Redis listens on port 6379.

On a local server it’s fine to keep it running without a password. But when Redis is exposed to the Internet, make sure you configure a password in the redis.conf configuration file, whose location depends on your Operating System.

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