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Redis is an open-source, networked, in-memory, key-value data store with optional durability. It is written in ANSI C. It’s a “NoSQL” key-value data store. More precisely, it is a data structure server.

To install Redis as daemon on a CentOS/RHEL/cPanel server, complete the following steps

cd /usr/local/
wget http://download.redis.io/releases/redis-stable.tar.gz
tar -xvzf redis-stable.tar.gz
cd redis*
make
cp src/redis-server /usr/local/bin
cp src/redis-cli /usr/local/bin
mkdir -p /etc/redis
mkdir -p /var/redis
cp redis.conf /etc/redis/redis.conf

Next, open the/etc/redis/redis.conf file using vim or nano and adjust the values to the ones shown below:

daemonize yes
port 6379
bind 127.0.0.1
dir  /var/redis/
logfile  /var/log/redis.log
pidfile  /var/run/redis.pid

Then, create a new file /etc/init.d/redis and add the following contents to it ( Reference https://gist.github.com/paulrosania/257849 ). Now, make it executable ( chmod +x /etc/init.d/redis ).

#!/bin/sh
#
# redis - this script starts and stops the redis-server daemon
#
# chkconfig:   - 85 15 
# description:  Redis is a persistent key-value database
# processname: redis-server
# config:      /etc/redis/redis.conf
# config:      /etc/sysconfig/redis
# pidfile:     /var/run/redis.pid
 
# Source function library.
. /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions
 
# Source networking configuration.
. /etc/sysconfig/network
 
# Check that networking is up.
[ "$NETWORKING" = "no" ] && exit 0
 
redis="/usr/local/bin/redis-server"
prog=$(basename $redis)
 
REDIS_CONF_FILE="/etc/redis/redis.conf"
 
[ -f /etc/sysconfig/redis ] && . /etc/sysconfig/redis
 
lockfile=/var/lock/subsys/redis
 
start() {
    [ -x $redis ] || exit 5
    [ -f $REDIS_CONF_FILE ] || exit 6
    echo -n $"Starting $prog: "
    daemon $redis $REDIS_CONF_FILE
    retval=$?
    echo
    [ $retval -eq 0 ] && touch $lockfile
    return $retval
}
 
stop() {
    echo -n $"Stopping $prog: "
    killproc $prog -QUIT
    retval=$?
    echo
    [ $retval -eq 0 ] && rm -f $lockfile
    return $retval
}
 
restart() {
    stop
    start
}
 
reload() {
    echo -n $"Reloading $prog: "
    killproc $redis -HUP
    RETVAL=$?
    echo
}
 
force_reload() {
    restart
}
 
rh_status() {
    status $prog
}
 
rh_status_q() {
    rh_status >/dev/null 2>&1
}
 
case "$1" in
    start)
        rh_status_q && exit 0
        $1
        ;;
    stop)
        rh_status_q || exit 0
        $1
        ;;
    restart|configtest)
        $1
        ;;
    reload)
        rh_status_q || exit 7
        $1
        ;;
    force-reload)
        force_reload
        ;;
    status)
        rh_status
        ;;
    condrestart|try-restart)
        rh_status_q || exit 0
	    ;;
    *)
        echo $"Usage: $0 {start|stop|status|restart|condrestart|try-restart|reload|force-reload}"
        exit 2
esac

Now make sure the daemon will start after server reboot.

chkconfig --add redis
chkconfig redis on

Now, you will want to touch /etc/redis/local.conf and put the following configs for redis in the file so it to work properly. go inside the /etc/redis/redis.conf file.

include /etc/redis/local.conf

Now we can start redis using command

/etc/init.d/redis start

To make sure redis is working, run the command

redis-cli ping 

from the CLI. If you get the result “PONG”, this will imply that redis is working correctly.

Now, to install the redis PHP extension, use the following commands (Note: if you run EA4 in WHM, install it via the PECL Module install feature).

pecl install redis

Now open your php.ini file (on a cPanel server)

/usr/local/lib/php.ini

and add the following line to it

extension=redis.so

Now restart Apache to apply the changes to php.ini file.

service httpd restart
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