Getting Current Version of Redis in PHP (Detailed Guide w/ Code Examples)

Use Case(s)

In PHP, you may need to get the current version of Redis installed to ensure compatibility with your application or to troubleshoot any issues that might be related to the Redis version itself.

Code Examples

To get the current version of Redis using PHP, you can use the INFO command provided by Redis and parse the output accordingly. The INFO command returns information and statistics about the server in a format that's easy to parse.

<?php $redis = new Redis(); $redis->connect('', 6379); $info = $redis->info(); echo 'Redis Version: '. $info['redis_version']; ?>

In this example, a new Redis instance is created and connected to the server. Then the info method is called to get information about the server. The result of this method is an associative array which contains various details about the server including the Redis version (redis_version).

Best Practices

  • It's always a good practice to check if the connection is successful before attempting to get the server information.
  • Always keep your Redis server and PHP client library up-to-date to take advantage of the latest features and security fixes.

Common Mistakes

  • Not handling exceptions: If the connection fails or the server does not respond, your application may crash. Always handle these potential exceptions.
  • Not closing the connection: It is important to close the connection once you're done with it to free up resources.


1. How do I update the Redis version in PHP? The Redis version is updated on the server side, not through PHP. You can update Redis by downloading the latest stable release from the official website and following their installation guide.

2. What if I get an error while retrieving the Redis version? If you encounter an error, it could be due to a failed connection or incorrect server details. Make sure your server is running and the details are accurate.

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