The main distribution of Redis is for Linux so we will use Ubuntu to install Redis. Redis is also available for Windows but isn't officially supported Learn more
Installation on Ubuntu
If you are installing Redis on remote machine you can use Putty or Bitvise ssh client to connect to Linux.
Info: sudo mean run command with admin privileges
Update packages repository
sudo apt-get update
Install compiler to help us install Redis from source
sudo apt-get install build-essential
To test Redis installation we need tcl
sudo apt-get install tcl
Jump into the temp folder (wget download files into current directory)
Download Redis tar with specific version. You can download and install it via Ubuntu packaes but there is older version.
Download tar file into current directory
Unzip tar file
z means (un)zip,
x means extract files from the archive,
v means print the filenames verbosely,
f means the following argument is a filename
tar xzf redis-3.2.10.tar.gz
Jump into folder
Build Redis from source code
Run Redis tests
Copy files (program, libraries, documentation) to their final final destination
sudo make install
Create config directory
sudo mkdir /etc/redis
Copy Redis sample config file
sudo cp /tmp/redis-3.2.10/redis.conf /etc/redis
Now we have installed Redis. By default Redis is running under 6379 port but it's possible to change it in /etc/redis/redis.conf
It's also good practice to rename redis.conf to redis-(port).conf because we are going to run more Redis instance on one machine and each instance need to have own redis.conf configuration file.
Rename redis.conf to redis-6379.conf.
mv /etc/redis/redis.conf /etc/redis/redis-6379.conf