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From Wikipedia:Redis:

Redis is a software project that implements data structure servers. It is open-source, networked, in-memory, and stores keys with optional durability.


Install the redis package.

Start/enable redis.service.

Client-side software


The Redis configuration file is well-documented and located at /etc/redis/redis.conf.

  • Accept connections on the specified port (default is 6379), specify port 0 to disable listening on TCP:
port 6379

Listen on socket

Using Redis over a Unix socket may give a performance increase, compared to TCP/IP [1].

The following changes should be made in /etc/redis/redis.conf to enable use of the unix socket:

  • Enable and update the Redis socket path:
unixsocket /run/redis/redis.sock
  • Set permission to the socket to all members of the redis user group:
unixsocketperm 770
  • Add users (e.g. "git", "http") to the redis user group so they can access and use the socket.

Finally restart the redis.service.

Redis JSON

JSON objects now have support in Redis. To use this feature you need to install the JSON module redis-rejsonAUR then edit /etc/redis/redis.conf and add in the modules section of the config:

loadmodule /usr/lib/redis/

Then restart redis.service to enable Redis JSON.


Warning about Transparent Huge Pages (THP)

To solve warning messages as "you have Transparent Huge Pages (THP) support enabled in your kernel. This will create latency and memory usage issues with Redis", you may want to permanently disable this feature:

w /sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/enabled - - - - never
w /sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/defrag - - - - never

Warning about TCP backlog

To solve warning messages as "The TCP backlog setting of 511 cannot be enforced because /proc/sys/net/core/somaxconn is set to the lower value of 128", increase the current value:


Warning about overcommit_memory is set to 0

To solve warning messages as "overcommit_memory is set to 0! Background save may fail under low memory condition":