HOW TO GET A FREE REDIS SERVER?
If you want to host the Redis database you don’t necessary need to set up own infrastructure or buy a cloud hosting. In this article we present a list of 4 popular free Redis server providers that offer free plans. Such are Redislabs, Redis to go, Redis4You and Redsmin.
- 30 MB memory
- 30 connections
- 1 database
2. REDIS TO GO
- 5 MB
- 1 database
- 5 MB
- 16 databases
- 5 connections
- daily backups
4. REDSMIN FREE REDIS SERVER
- 100 000 keys restriction
- 1 instance
As you have noticed, such servers do not allow you to use a lot of disk space. But this is enough to get familiar with Redis. In most cases they provide only one server instance that is not acceptable for fault tolerance. For real production you should use more expensive plans that include replication, larger memory size and bigger number of supported connections.
To find the best provider don’t be shy to try out all of this four free Redis servers. This is the only normal way to figure out which one has better support or more usable interface.
If you want to set up Redis locally visit our Redis in 10 minutes guide. It explains basic commands and has an example of simple master-slave replication.
For advanced usage read the full documentation from redis official web-site or read a book “7 Databases In 7 Weeks” by Eric Redmond and Jim R. Wilson (chapter 8). The last one simply explains how to work with Redis and its data structures, describes the essentials of configuring. Also this book represents the programming integration with this DB using ruby and provides some advanced examples of using Redis in real world.
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