Question: How to connect to Redis server?

Answer

To connect to a Redis server, you can use the redis-cli command-line interface tool that comes with Redis.

Here are the steps to connect to a Redis server:

  1. Open a terminal or command-line prompt.

  2. Type redis-cli in the command line and press Enter. If Redis is running on the same machine, it will connect to the default Redis server localhost on port 6379.

redis-cli
  1. If your Redis server is running on a different host or port, you can specify it using the -h and -p options respectively.
redis-cli -h redis.example.com -p 6380
  1. If you need to authenticate to access the Redis server, you can use the -a option followed by the password.
redis-cli -h redis.example.com -p 6380 -a mypassword

After connecting to the Redis server, you can start executing Redis commands such as SET, GET, HSET, HGETALL, and many others.

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