Sunday, May 18, 2014

Installing Multiple Redis Versions on Ubuntu

Sometimes, for testing purpose as example, a developer needs to install and run different versions of Redis Server for different projects. And since I do not like wasting time on haching config files and pid files, this is the easiest way I use to run the desired Redis Server version.

It is as simple as downloading, compiling, and running the compiled server:
$ wget
$ tar xzf redis-2.8.9.tar.gz
$ cd redis-2.8.9
$ make
$ ./redis-server

If the version is older, you may not find it on So try a URL like:

That's it. Enjoy!