How to install Redis

You can download the latest version of Redis from

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.