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How to use Redis in a UNIX socket

Please use root privilege to execute the following instructions. If Redis fails to start , please verify SELinux is disabled , and all mentioned directories and files have correct permissions to the designated user.

1. Stop redis

systemctl stop redis

2. Copy the service file

cp /usr/lib/systemd/system/redis.service /etc/systemd/system/redis.service

3. Edit /etc/systemd/system/redis.service



change username to same user that runs PHP

4. Edit /etc/redis.conf

change following

unixsocket /path/to/redis.sock

unixsocketperm 770

logfile /path/to/redis.log

dir /path/to/redis

change port to 0 if TCP socket is no longer needed.

5. Change owner of redis.conf to same username in step 3

chown username:group /etc/redis.conf

if /path/to/redis directory does not exist , please manually create it. and make sure above mentioned socket path, log pathand dir path and are writable to designated user

6. Now start redis.

systemctl start redis

7. Verify it started successfully:

systemctl status redis

8. Check if everything is working well:

nc -U /path/to/redis.sock

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