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Setup Redis and Redis PHP Client in Ubuntu

Redis is a key-value pair storage system. In this tutorial we will discuss how to install redis and redis php client in ubuntu server.


1) Ubuntu Server with running LAMP Server.
2) Sudo Permission

Install Redis Server

1) Add PPA repository by running below command and press ENTER
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/redis-server
2) Update your package manager
sudo apt-get update
3) Install Redis Package
sudo apt-get install redis-server
4) Check Redis is running successfully by executing following command
redis-cli ping
This will return PONG if its working correctly.

5) To setup password to your redis server, do below code(not mandatory)
sudo vim /etc/redis/redis.conf
uncomment line containing requirepass and add your password after the keyword
requirepass yourpassword
6) Now restart your redis server
sudo service redis-server restart
7) Try below command to login to your redis server

redis-cli -a yourpassword

output>> keys *

 (empty list or set)
Now your redis server is successfuly setuped in your ubuntu server.

Install Redis PHP Client

1) Check your php version
php -v
If php version is 5.*
2) Install required package
sudo apt-get install php5-dev
3) Download PHPRedis
cd /tmp

sudo wget -O
4) Unpack, Compile and Install RedisPHP
sudo unzip -o /tmp/ && mv /tmp/phpredis-* /tmp/phpredis && /tmp/phpredis && phpize && ./configure && make && make install
5) Now add your PHPRedis to your PHP 5.*
If your PHP version is greater than 5.5 do below code
sudo touch /etc/php5/mods-available/redis.ini && > /etc/php5/mods-available/redis.ini

sudo ln -s /etc/php5/mods-available/redis.ini /etc/php5/apache2/conf.d

sudo ln -s /etc/php5/mods-available/redis.ini /etc/php5/fpm/conf.d

sudo ln -s /etc/php5/mods-available/redis.ini /etc/php5/cli/conf.d
If your PHP Version is less than 5.3-5.4, do below code
sudo touch /etc/php5/conf.d/redis.ini && > /etc/php5/conf.d/redis.ini
If php version is 7
2) Install required package
sudo apt-get install php7.0-dev
3) Download PHPRedis
cd /tmp

sudo wget -O
4) Unpack, Compile and Install RedisPHP
sudo unzip -o /tmp/ && mv /tmp/phpredis-* /tmp/phpredis && cd /tmp/phpredis && phpize && ./configure && make && make install
5) Add PHPRedis to PHP 7
sudo touch /etc/php/mods-available/redis.ini && > /etc/php/mods-available/redis.ini

sudo ln -s /etc/php/mods-available/redis.ini /etc/php/7.0/apache2/conf.d/redis.ini

sudo ln -s /etc/php/mods-available/redis.ini /etc/php/7.0/fpm/conf.d/redis.ini

sudo ln -s /etc/php/mods-available/redis.ini /etc/php/7.0/cli/conf.d/redis.ini
6) Run PHP-FPM
if PHP 5.*
sudo service php5-fpm restart
if PHP 7
sudo service php7.0-fpm restart
7) Restart apache server
sudo service apache2 restart
8) Check PHPRedis installed by trying below command in command line. If success, it will print OK
php -r "if (new Redis() == true){ echo \"OK \r\n\"; }"

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