Setting up redis on aws EC2 instance

Launch an EC2 instance of type Amazon Linux AMI from your aws console.

SSH into your ec2 instance
ssh -i ec2-user@my_ec2_ip

Update the instance
sudo yum update -y

Install the developer tools to compile the redis source
sudo yum groupinstall -y "Development Tools"

Install tcl
sudo yum install -y tcl

Download the latest redis source
wget http://download.redis.io/redis-stable.tar.gz

unzip the source
tar xvzf redis-stable.tar.gz

go to the redis folder and run the make command to compile the source
cd redis-stable
make
make test
sudo make install

to run the server, go to the src folder and run the daemonize command.
cd src
./redis-server --daemonize yes

Run the redis-cli command to check if server resonds.
redis-cli
ping

If the response is PONG then you are good to go 🙂

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