How to configure Magento to use Redis

This article describes how to configure Magento 2 to use Redis.

Redis is an open-source memory object caching system that websites can use to help accelerate page load times. Redis works by caching in RAM frequently accessed data, such as the results of API calls, database calls, and more.

  • Redis is currently enabled on Turbo shared, Turbo reseller, Managed VPS, and Managed Dedicated server accounts.
  • If you have an unmanaged VPS, you have full root access and can install and configure Redis yourself.
  • Redis is not supported on non-Turbo shared hosting accounts at this time.

If you have a managed hosting account, make sure Redis is enabled before you follow the procedures below. For more information about using Redis on managed hosting accounts, please see this article.

Enabling Redis for Magento 2

To enable Redis for Magento 2, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your account using SSH.
  2. At the command prompt, change to the directory where you installed Magento (for example, type cd ~/public_html).
  3. Type the appropriate commands for your hosting account:
    • If you have a Managed VPS or Dedicated server, type the following commands:
      bin/magento setup:config:set --cache-backend=redis
      bin/magento setup:config:set --page-cache=redis
      bin/magento setup:config:set --session-save=redis
    • If you have a Turbo shared or reseller account, type the following commands. Replace username with your account username:

      bin/magento setup:config:set --cache-backend=redis --cache-backend-redis-server=/home/username/.redis/redis.sock
      bin/magento setup:config:set --page-cache=redis --page-cache-redis-server=/home/username/.redis/redis.sock
      bin/magento setup:config:set --session-save=redis --session-save-redis-host=/home/username/.redis/redis.sock
    When you run the last command, you may be prompted to overwrite the existing configuration for session-save. If this occurs, type y and then press Enter.
  4. Redis is now enabled for Magento.

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