Install and config Redis service for Mac OS

Homebrew is one of the nifty command-line tools available in Mac OS for quickly and seamlessly installing and configuring development tools. Mega article: Web Scraping with Python (Completed)

By using Homebrew, you greatly reduce the cost of setting up and configuring the development environment on Mac OSX.

So let’s get a redis server up and running locally in a few steps!

Install Redis

brew update
brew install redis

After installation, you will see some notifications about some caveats on configuring. Just leave it and continue to follow some tasks on this article. With this simple command, Redis is installed on your Mac.

Service Start

To have launchd start redis now and restart at login:

brew services start redis

Service Stop

to stop it, just run:

brew services stop redis

Or, if you don’t want/need a background service you can just run:

redis-server /usr/local/etc/redis.conf


Test if the Redis server is running.

redis-cli ping

If it replies “PONG”, then it’s good to go!

Location of Redis configuration file.


Uninstall Redis

Uninstall Redis and its files.

brew uninstall redis rm ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.redis.plist

Let’s enjoy….



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