Install Redis on macOS
Use Homebrew to install and start Redis on macOS
This guide shows you how to install Redis on macOS using Homebrew. Homebrew is the easiest way to install Redis on macOS. If you'd prefer to build Redis from the source files on macOS, see [Installing Redis from Source].
First, make sure you have Homebrew installed. From the terminal, run:
$ brew --version
If this command fails, you'll need to follow the Homebrew installation instructions.
From the terminal, run:
brew install redis
This will install Redis on your system.
Starting and stopping Redis in the foreground
To test your Redis installation, you can run the
redis-server executable from the command line:
If successful, you'll see the startup logs for Redis, and Redis will be running in the foreground.
To stop Redis, enter
Starting and stopping Redis using launchd
As an alternative to running Redis in the foreground, you can also use
launchd to start the process in the background:
brew services start redis
This launches Redis and restarts it at login. You can check the status of a
launchd managed Redis by running the following:
brew services info redis
If the service is running, you'll see output like the following:
redis (homebrew.mxcl.redis) Running: ✔ Loaded: ✔ User: miranda PID: 67975
To stop the service, run:
brew services stop redis
Connect to Redis
Once Redis is running, you can test it by running
This will open the Redis REPL. Try running some commands:
127.0.0.1:6379> lpush demos redis-macOS-demo OK 127.0.0.1:6379> rpop demos "redis-macOS-demo"
Once you have a running Redis instance, you may want to:
- Try the Redis CLI tutorial
- Connect using one of the Redis clients