Redis uses a standard practice for its versioning: major.minor.patchlevel. An even minor marks a stable release, like 1.2, 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.8. Odd minors are used for unstable releases, for example 2.9.x releases are the unstable versions of what will be Redis 3.0 once stable.

  • Unstable

    This is where all the development happens. Only for hard-core hackers. Use only if you need to test the latest features or performance improvements. This is going to be the next Redis release in a few months.
  • Pre-release (6.2)

    Redis 6.2 includes many new commands and improvements, but no big features. It mainly makes Redis more complete and addresses issues that have been requested by many users frequently or for a long time.
  • Stable (6.0)

    Redis 6.0 introduces SSL, the new RESP3 protocol, ACLs, client side caching, diskless replicas, I/O threads, faster RDB loading, new modules APIs and many more improvements.
  • Docker Hub

    It is possible to get Docker images of Redis from the Docker Hub. Multiple versions are available, usually updated in a short time after a new release is available.
  • In the Cloud

    Get a free-for-life Redis instance with Redis Cloud Essentials from Redis Labs, the home of Redis.

*Other versions

Old (5.0)

Redis 5.0 is the first version of Redis to introduce the new stream data type with consumer groups, sorted sets blocking pop operations, LFU/LRU info in RDB, Cluster manager inside redis-cli, active defragmentation V2, HyperLogLogs improvements and many other improvements. Redis 5 was release as GA in October 2018.
See the release notes or download 5.0.10.


Historical downloads are still available on https://download.redis.io/.

Scripts and other automatic downloads can easily access the tarball of the latest Redis stable version at https://download.redis.io/redis-stable.tar.gz, and its respective SHA256 sum at https://download.redis.io/redis-stable.tar.gz.SHA256SUM. The source code of the latest stable release is always browsable here, use the file src/version.h in order to extract the version in an automatic way.

*How to verify files for integrity

The Github repository redis-hashes contains a README file with SHA1 digests of released tarball archives. Note: the generic redis-stable.tar.gz tarball does not match any hash because it is modified to untar to the redis-stable directory.


*From source code

Download, extract and compile Redis with:

$ wget https://download.redis.io/releases/redis-6.0.10.tar.gz
$ tar xzf redis-6.0.10.tar.gz
$ cd redis-6.0.10
$ make

The binaries that are now compiled are available in the src directory. Run Redis with:

$ src/redis-server

You can interact with Redis using the built-in client:

$ src/redis-cli
redis> set foo bar
redis> get foo

*From the official Ubuntu PPA

You can install the latest stable version of Redis from the redislabs/redis package repository. Add the repository to the apt index, update it and install:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:redislabs/redis
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install redis

*From Snapcraft

You can install the latest stable version of Redis from the Snapcraft marketplace:

$ sudo snap install redis

Are you new to Redis? Try our online, interactive tutorial.