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.
UnstableThis 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 HubIt 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 CloudGet a free-for-life Redis instance with Redis Cloud Essentials from Redis Labs, the home of Redis.
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.
*OtherHistorical 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
directory. Run Redis with:
You can interact with Redis using the built-in client:
$ src/redis-cli redis> set foo bar OK redis> get foo "bar"
*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
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.