In this tutorial we will show you how to install Redis on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Redis is a in memory key-value data structure store mainly used as a database, message broker or as a cache. Redis supports wide languages with flexibility and high performance. It supports different data structures like strings, lists, sets, maps, spatial indexes, and bitmaps.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Redis on an Ubuntu 18.04 bionic beaver.
Install Redis on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.
The Redis packages are available under the default apt repository. For the installation of Redis on an Ubuntu. Run below command from the terminal to install Redis on your machine:
Redis provide php extension to work with php. Here we will cover installation of Redis Extension of php from source compilation and using apt repository. Following command will install and setup redis extension with php:
Once the installation is completed, Redis service will start automatically. To check the status of the service enter the following command:
To configure Redis as a cache you need to edit the /etc/redis/redis.conf file:
# IF YOU ARE SURE YOU WANT YOUR INSTANCE TO LISTEN TO ALL THE INTERFACES
# JUST COMMENT THE FOLLOWING LINE.
Restart the Redis service for changes to take effect:
We will now test the Redis instance with some commands:
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Redis. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Redis in Ubuntu 18.04 bionic beaver system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Redis website.