Installing Redis

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Redis is an in-memory data structure store.

Here is a guide to installing it on the Public Cloud.

For Private Cloud users Redis can be installed at server level.

In our example, we use the SSH access and consider the following information:

  • Account name: foo
  • Redis directory: $HOME/redis/
  • Port: 8300 (ports between 8300 and 8499 can be used)

[foo] must be replaced by the accurate account name.

Step 1: Installation

foo@ssh:~/redis$ wget -O- | tar -xz --strip-components=1
foo@ssh:~/redis$ make

Step 2: Service launch

Create the following service:

  • Command: ./src/redis-server --bind :: --port 8300
  • Monitoring command: ./src/redis-cli -h services-[account] -p 8300 ping
  • Working directory : /home/[foo]/redis

More options via $HOME/redis/src/redis-cli -h.

By default anyone can connect to Redis; there is no security. An authentication can be set up.

The next step is to configure the application to connect to Redis using services-[foo] and port 8300.