The error "cannot connect to Redis server Windows" usually occurs due to one of the following reasons: misconfiguration in the redis.conf file, incorrect firewall settings blocking connections, incorrect binding IP address, an outdated or incompatible version of Redis, or the Redis service not running on your system. Connectivity issues arise when your application cannot establish a connection with the Redis server instance, which is essential for proper functioning.
Solution - Here's How To Resolve It
To resolve the "cannot connect to Redis server Windows" error, follow these steps:
Verify that Redis is running by checking the Windows Services or Task Manager. If it's not running, start the service.
Ensure you have the correct IP address and port number configured in your application settings. By default, Redis runs on 127.0.0.1:6379.
Check your redis.conf file for proper configuration, including the bind directive (if needed) and protected-mode setting.
Disable or update your firewall settings to allow incoming connections on the Redis port (default 6379).
Update to the latest compatible version of Redis as older versions may have compatibility issues with newer Windows operating systems.
If the issue persists, review any error logs generated by Redis for more specific information on the cause and seek assistance from the official Redis community or related forums.