PHP Redis: Get Master Status (Detailed Guide w/ Code Examples)

Use Case(s)

One of the key use cases for getting the master status in a Redis setup using PHP is to monitor the health and status of your Redis server. This is particularly relevant in Redis replication setups where you need to ensure that your master node is functioning correctly.

Code Examples

The following example demonstrates how to get Redis master status using PHP:

<?php $redis = new Redis(); $redis->connect('localhost', 6379); $info = $redis->info(); print_r($info['master_link_status']); ?>

In this code, we first create a new instance of the Redis class and then connect to the Redis server on localhost at port 6379. We then call info which returns an array of information about the server. Finally, we print the 'master_link_status' from the info array, which shows the status of the connection with the master.

Best Practices

When working with Redis in PHP, there are several best practices you should follow:

  • Always handle potential connection errors.
  • Use persistent connections if you're connecting to Redis frequently.

Common Mistakes

A common mistake when working with Redis in PHP is not checking the return values of functions. Many functions, including connection functions and commands like get, return false on error. Make sure to always check for these error conditions.


Q: What is the use of PHP Redis? A: PHP Redis is a client library for PHP that allows you to interact with Redis databases.

Q: How can I check if my Redis master is running? A: You can use the PING command to check if your Redis server is running. In a master-slave replication setup, you can also check the 'master_link_status' from the info command.

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