Redis is an in-memory data structure store, used as a database server, cache, and message broker. Redis is written in C programming language. It also provides a PHP module for communication between PHP script with the Redis server.
This tutorial will help you with the installation of Redis server along with PHP Redis PHP extensions on an Ubuntu 19.04, 18.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS and 14.04.
Step 1 – Prerequisites
Log in to your system with sudo privilege account using shell access, to which you need to install Redis.
apt-get packages index files and also update existing packages to the newest versions by using the following commands:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 2 – Installing Redis
sudo apt-get install redis-server
Next is to enable Redis to start on system boot. Also restart Redis service once.
sudo systemctl enable redis-server.service
Step 3 – Configure Redis
Redis can be started without a configuration file using a built-in default configuration. But to make any extra parameter changes you can use its configuration file that is:
/etc/redis/redis.conf. Edit the Redis configuration file in a text editor to make changes
sudo vim /etc/redis/redis.conf
Update the following values in Redis configuration file according to your requirement. You can increase max memory limit as per available on your server.
maxmemory 256mb maxmemory-policy allkeys-lru
The above configuration tells Redis to remove any key using the LRU algorithm when the max memory of 256mb is reached. Save the configuration file and restart the Redis service:
sudo systemctl restart redis-server.service
Step 4 – Install Redis PHP Extension
sudo apt-get install php-redis
Step 5 – Test Connection to Redis Server
redis-cli tool to verify the connection between the Redis server.
redis-cli 127.0.0.1:6379> ping PONG 127.0.0.1:6379>
Few more examples of
redis-cli command line tool. You can find more details about redis-cli here.
redis-cli info redis-cli info stats redis-cli info server