Sunday, July 8, 2012

Running redis as background process

I am big fan of redis and there are many reasons for it! The first being its simplicity to set up and go live.

Copy the redis.conf from the source and make necessary changes. There are very less configuration keys and they are supported with clean in-line documentation.

To start:
redis-server <location to the redis.conf>

To Stop:
killall -w redis-server


You might have observed in the conf file. Let me put it here. To run redis as daemon you should configure these two keys

daemonize yes

pidfile /home/<user>/pids/

For everything else