So I think, that those who will read this article probably know, what is Redis. For those who don't I can say shortly, that this is a software, that is used for storing some maped data ( key => value ) for faster usage. This software could help developers to make their applications by storing some primitive data like for example translations on multi-language webpage or other similar information. In this article I will shortly explain how to make your Redis server run as daemon, since making startup file for this in unix is not an option.
First obviously you need to get it and unpack. It is all explained on official Redis webpage, but for those who want to stay in one place I will explain it here.
Sort of installation
Download, extract and compile Redis with:
$ wget http://redis.googlecode.com/files/redis-2.4.4.tar.gz
$ tar xzf redis-2.4.4.tar.gz
$ cd redis-2.4.4
So now when everything is ready for starting server comes the part with creating a daemon from this.
Make sure you are in redis directory and do the following:
And after that just change 'no' to 'yes' in line with daemonize option
# By default Redis does not run as a daemon. Use 'yes' if you need it.
# Note that Redis will write a pid file in /var/run/redis.pid when daemonized.
After you saved file with this change just start server:
This is it. Now you can look it up by typing
ps aux and you will see it as a deamon process there.