Windows – How to run Redis on Windows


How do I run Redis on Windows? The Redis download page just seems to offer *nix options.

Can I run Redis natively on Windows?

Best Solution

Download Microsoft's port from their GitHub repository.

This release includes the redis-server.exe application that runs a Redis instance as a service on your windows machine, as well as redis-cli.exe which you can use to interact with any Redis instance.

The RGL repository has historically been listed as an alternative Windows port for Redis, but this repository has not been maintained for some time and implements an older version of Redis than the Microsoft port.

It should be noted that the official port is no longer maintained either, and Microsoft recommends yet another alternative for the latest Redis features. However, their recommendation is neither free nor open source, so it won't be linked here.