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How to Install Redis on Windows

Redis is a very multifunctional tool, however, it does not have built-in Windows support. Nevertheless, in today's article, we will show you how to install it on Windows.

Posted: 19 Jan, 21 Updated: 14 Dec, 21 by Antoniy Yushkevych 2 Min

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Redis is a great in-memory data structure store that can be used as a database, cache, and message broker. It is free to use and open-source, however, there is no official support for Windows. In today’s article, we will discuss how to install Redis on Windows.



It is a very multifunctional software. Redis is an open-source in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache, and message broker. It provides data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, stored sets with range queries, bitmaps, hyperlog logs, geospatial indexes, and streams. Redis also has built-in replication, Lua scripting, LRU eviction, transactions, and different levels of on-disk persistence.

It has the possibility to run atomic operations on the following types: appending a string, incrementing a value in hash, pushing an element to a list, computing set intersection, union and difference, getting the member with the highest ranking in a sorted set. For maximum performance, Redis works with an in-memory dataset.


The Redis project does not officially support Windows, however, Microsoft Open Tech Group develops and maintains a Windows port, targeting Win64. You can find it on https://github.com/microsoftarchive/redis/releases.

  1. Download either the .msi file or the .zip from the link above

  1. Create a folder and extract the .zip file into it.

  1. Run the redis-server.exe.

  1. Run the redis-cli.exe

Now you can access the server with the client file and start using Redis.


In this article, we shortly discussed what is Redis and followed up with a tutorial on how to install it on Windows OS. If you have any questions or suggestions, leave them in a comment down below.

Antoniy Yushkevych

Antoniy Yushkevych

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