Redis uses a standard practice for its versioning: major.minor.patchlevel. An even minor marks a stable release, like 1.2, 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.8. Odd minors are used for unstable releases, for example 2.9.x releases are the unstable versions of what will be Redis 3.0 once stable.
UnstableThis is where all the development happens. Only for hard-core hackers. Use only if you need to test the latest features or performance improvements. This is going to be the next Redis release in a few months.
Stable (6.0)Redis 6.0 introduces SSL, the new RESP3 protocol, ACLs, client side caching, diskless replicas, I/O threads, faster RDB loading, new modules APIs and many more improvements.
DockerIt is possible to get Docker images of Redis from the Docker Hub. Multiple versions are available, usually updated in a short time after a new release is available.
You can also use the free Redis Cloud service from Redis Labs.
Old (5.0)Redis 5.0 is the first version of Redis to introduce the new stream data type with consumer groups, sorted sets blocking pop operations, LFU/LRU info in RDB, Cluster manager inside redis-cli, active defragmentation V2, HyperLogLogs improvements and many other improvements. Redis 5 was release as GA in October 2018.
See the release notes or download 5.0.8.
*OtherHistorical downloads are still available on Google Code.
Scripts and other automatic downloads can easily access the tarball of the latest Redis stable version at http://download.redis.io/redis-stable.tar.gz, and its respective SHA256 sum at http://download.redis.io/redis-stable.tar.gz.SHA256SUM. The source code of the latest stable release is always browsable here, use the file src/version.h in order to extract the version in an automatic way.
*How to verify files for integrity
The Github repository redis-hashes contains a README file with SHA1 digests of released tarball archives. Note: the generic redis-stable.tar.gz tarball does not match any hash because it is modified to untar to the redis-stable directory.
Download, extract and compile Redis with:
$ wget http://download.redis.io/releases/redis-6.0.6.tar.gz $ tar xzf redis-6.0.6.tar.gz $ cd redis-6.0.6 $ make
The binaries that are now compiled are available in the
directory. Run Redis with:
You can interact with Redis using the built-in client:
$ src/redis-cli redis> set foo bar OK redis> get foo "bar"
Are you new to Redis? Try our online, interactive tutorial.