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In this tutorial we will learn to install Redis on Ubuntu.
This steps will work for Ubuntu 16 and newer versions like 18.04 LTS.
Before we start installing Redis on our Ubuntu machine let us go ahead and update the packages.
Open Terminal and run the following command.
$ sudo apt update
Note! In the above command we are using sudo so, you will be prompted to enter your password.
If any package needs an upgrade then run the following command.
$ sudo apt upgrade
Alright, let's install Redis server.
To install Redis server we will run the following command.
$ sudo apt install redis
On successful installation we can check the version of the Redis server by running the following command.
$ redis-server -v
Redis server v=4.0.9 sha=00000000:0 malloc=jemalloc-3.6.0 bits=64 build=1bc80a08306a3efd
Note! At the time of writing this tutorial I was using v4.0.9 Redis server.
To connect to the Redis server we use the redis-cli command.
By default, Redis will run on port 6379.
If we run PING command in redis-cli we will get back PONG response. This means redis is working.
To exit redis-cli run the following command.
Run the following command to enable Redis server to start at bootup time.
$ sudo systemctl enable redis-server
Run the following command to disable Redis server from starting at bootup time.
$ sudo systemctl disable redis-server
To restart Redis server run the following command.
$ sudo service redis-server restart
Alright, this bring us to the end of this tutorial. Please share this tutorial if you find it useful.
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