We'll get the latest Redis installed and configured within Laravel.
We can optionally get a repository to get the latest stable version of Redis:
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:chris-lea/redis-server sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y redis-server
Once that's installed, it's pretty much ready to go. All we need to do is configure our application to use it.
To do that in Laravel, all we need to do is edit the
.env file and set the cache/session drivers to use
redis connection information is preset for us for localhost connections.
CACHE_DRIVER=redis SESSION_DRIVER=redis REDIS_HOST=127.0.0.1 REDIS_PASSWORD=null REDIS_PORT=6379