How to Stop Redis Server

As system administrators and Redis users, learning how to manage the Redis server running on our systems is essential.

This guide will teach you how to install Redis and manage the Redis service using various techniques.

Install and Configure Redis

For this tutorial, we will be using the latest version of the Ubuntu server. Therefore, the methods in this tutorial will work on Debian-based distributions.

Step 1: Update local apt packages:

$ sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Install Redis using the APT package manager:

$ sudo apt-get install redis-server

The previous command will install the Redis server and all the required dependencies. Once the installation is complete, you can start using Redis.

Starting the Redis Server

There are various ways and methods to manage the Redis service. The first method is to use the Redis startup client.

For example, to run the Redis server, execute the following command:

$ redis-server

Running the previous command will start the Redis server on the default port. If you want to run Redis on a custom port, use the following command:

$ redis-server --port <port_number>

The second method you can use to start the Redis server is the init.d manager. The command is as shown:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/redis-server start

The previous command should start the Redis server.

Restarting Redis Server

In some instances, you may need to restart the Redis server. In these cases, we can use the following command:

/etc/init.d/redis-server restart

The prevous command will stop and start the Redis server as shown in the output below:

root@618607eff2b0:/# /etc/init.d/redis-server restart

Stopping redis-server: redis-server.

Starting redis-server: redis-server.

Stopping the Redis Server

Similarly, you can stop the Redis server using the init.d utility as provided below:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/redis-server stop

If you started the Redis server using the redis-server command, you could stop the Redis server by pressing CTRL + C.


This tutorial explores the basics of managing the Redis server service, such as installing, configuring, restarting, and stopping the Redis server. We hope you found this article helpful. Check out the other Linux Hint articles for more tips and information.

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