Question: How to start Redis server?


To start the Redis server, you need to follow the below steps:

  1. Install Redis on your system if it is not already installed. You can use the following command to install Redis on Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install redis-server
  1. Once Redis is installed, you can start the Redis server by running the following command in the terminal:

This will start the Redis server in the default configuration at port 6379.

You can also specify a configuration file while starting the Redis server. For example, to start Redis with a custom configuration file located at /etc/redis/myconfig.conf, you can run the following command:

redis-server /etc/redis/myconfig.conf

In addition, you can run Redis in the background by adding the --daemonize yes option to the command:

redis-server --daemonize yes

This will start the Redis server in the background and return control to the terminal.

Finally, you can check if the Redis server is running properly by using the Redis command-line interface (CLI) tool redis-cli. Open a new terminal window and run the following command:

redis-cli ping

If the Redis server is running, it will return PONG.

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