Error: could not connect to redis at connection refused

What's Causing This Error

This error message typically indicates that Redis is unable to establish a connection with the specified host and port. It can be caused by a variety of issues, such as:

  1. Redis server not running: If Redis is not running or has crashed, it will not be able to accept connections.
  2. Firewall blocking connections: If there is a firewall on either the client or server side, it could be blocking incoming/outgoing connections to/from Redis.
  3. Incorrect configuration settings: If the Redis configuration file contains incorrect values for the host and port settings, Redis will not be able to establish a connection.

Solution - Here's How To Resolve It

To fix this error, you can try the following solutions:

  1. Ensure Redis is running: Check if Redis is running using the command "redis-cli ping". If it returns "PONG", Redis is running. If it returns "Could not connect to Redis" or "Connection refused", then Redis is not running.
  2. Check firewall settings: Ensure that there are no firewall rules blocking Redis connections. You may need to contact your network administrator to check firewall settings.
  3. Verify configuration settings: Check the Redis configuration file (redis.conf) to ensure that the correct host and port settings are configured. The default settings are usually and 6379 respectively.
  4. Restart Redis: If Redis is running but still encountering connection issues, try restarting the Redis service.
  5. Use a different port: If the issue persists, try changing the Redis port number in the configuration file to a different value (e.g., 6380) and then restart Redis.
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