Installing and Configuring Redis for NodeJS Projects

Installing and configuring Redis for a NodeJS project involves the following steps:

Step 1: Installing Redis

Firstly, you need to install Redis on your computer or server. Redis can be installed via package manager or downloaded from the official Redis website.

For example, on Ubuntu, you can install Redis with the following commands in the Terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install redis-server

Step 2: Checking Redis

After installation, you can verify that Redis is running correctly by executing the following command:

redis-cli ping

If Redis is running, it will return PONG.

Step 3: Configuring Redis

By default, Redis runs on port 6379 and uses the default configuration. However, you can customize Redis configuration according to your project's needs.

The Redis configuration is stored in the redis.conf file, typically located in the Redis installation directory. On Ubuntu, the configuration file is often found at /etc/redis/redis.conf.

In this configuration file, you can modify the port, listening IP address, and other options.

Step 4: Connecting from NodeJS

To connect and use Redis from your NodeJS application, you need to use a Redis library for NodeJS, such as redis or ioredis. First, install the Redis library via npm:

npm install redis

Next, in your NodeJS code, you can create a connection to Redis and perform operations as follows:

const redis = require('redis');

// Create a Redis connection
const client = redis.createClient({
  host: 'localhost',
  port: 6379,

// Send Redis commands
client.set('key', 'value', (err, reply) => {
  if (err) {
  } else {
    console.log('Set key-value pair:', reply);

Now you have successfully installed and configured Redis for your NodeJS project and can use it to store and retrieve data within your application.