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
brew services start redis
to make Redis start automatically, and re-start when the computer reboots.
You can also start it manually using:
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.