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Setting Up Redis on Server Stadium Cloud VMs or Dedicated Servers


Redis is renowned for its high performance and flexibility, making it a great choice for applications requiring rapid data access. This guide will walk you through the process of installing and configuring Redis on a Server Stadium cloud VM or dedicated server.


  • A Server Stadium cloud VM or dedicated server running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS or 22.04 LTS. If you do not have an account, sign up here.
  • Administrative or sudo privileges on your server.
  • Basic knowledge of Linux command line.

Step 1: Install Redis

  1. Update Your Server’s Package Index
    Start by ensuring your server’s package list is up-to-date:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade

  2. Install Redis
    Install Redis directly from the Ubuntu repository:

    sudo apt install redis-server

  3. Configure Redis
    By default, Redis is not configured to start automatically at boot. Open the Redis configuration file to adjust this:

    sudo nano /etc/redis/redis.conf

    Change the supervised directive from no to systemd.
  4. Restart Redis Service
    Apply the changes and restart the Redis service:

    sudo systemctl restart redis.service

Step 2: Secure Redis

  1. Set a Redis Password
    Open the Redis configuration file to set up a password:

    sudo nano /etc/redis/redis.conf

    Locate the # requirepass foobared line, uncomment it, and change foobared to a strong password.
  2. Restrict Redis Connectivity
    By default, Redis listens on all interfaces. Modify it to accept connections only from local applications unless you require external accessibility:


Step 3: Test Redis Installation

  1. Check Redis Functioning
    Verify that Redis is running properly:

    redis-cli ping

    If Redis is configured correctly, it should return PONG.
  2. Test Redis with Password
    Connect to Redis with authentication:

    redis-cli -a yourpassword


Redis is now set up and secured on your Server Stadium cloud VM or dedicated server. It’s ready to be used as a high-performance cache and message broker for your applications, enhancing speed and efficiency.

For further customization and advanced Redis usage scenarios, visit our knowledge base or consult the Server Stadium website.

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