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How to install Redis on Amazon Linux or CentOS

Steps to Install Redis on Linux OS/RHEL/CentOS

In this Redis tutorial, you will know how to install Redis on Amazon Linux or Centos.

Redis is an open source, it stores data structure in-memory, which is also used as a database/cache. It supports data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, geospatial indexes with radius queries and streams.

To Know more check out Redis: https://redis.io/

In this blog, we will see how to install Redis v3.2 on Amazon Linux or Centos using YUM.

Step 1: Enable EPEL repository:

Enable EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repository on server.

Step 2: Clean all yum repo and update repolist:

Step 3: Install Redis on the server by running command

Step 4: Check redis status

Commands to Start/Stop/Restart Redis service on amazon Linux or CentOS

How to test Redis in Linux?

Before testing check Redis server is working, if not start the Redis service

Test Redis Installation: Command to check redis is properly installed and working normally if response is PONG from below command.

Step 6: Redis server configuration file.

Redis server listen on port 6379 you can update configuration in file “/etc/redis.conf”

Eg: Command to check redis server listing on which port – here in below output redis is listen on 6379 port

Step 7: Auto start Redis service on next boot

Some of the Basic Troubleshooting while Installing Redis:

Follow below command to fix this issue:

This is the end of the tutorial where you learn how to install Redis on Amazon Linux or CentOS.

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