How to Install Redis on CentOS 8

Redis is an in-memory data structure store. It is used as database store, cache server. You can also use redis as message broker to configure Publish/Subscribe (PUB/SUB) messaging system. Redis is capable to store Strings, Hashes, Lists, Sets, sorted sets, HyperLogLogs, bitmaps, streams, and spatial indexes etc. It also provides a PHP module for communication between PHP script with the Redis server. Redis is written in C programming language.

This tutorial will help to install the Redis cache server along with PHP Redis extensions on a CentOS 8 Linux machine.

CentOS Linux 8 released: New Features and Download

CentOS Linux 8 released. It is a Linux distro derived from RHEL 8. CentOS was created when Red Hat stopped providing RHEL free. These days CentOS mostly used on servers, HPC, and desktop. CentOS is a high-quality Linux distribution. It gives complete control of its open-source software packages and is fully customized for research needs or for running a high-performance website without the need for license fees. Let us see what’s new in CentOS 8.