How to Install phpRedisAdmin on CentOS 7

Updated on June 23, 2024
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phpRedisAdmin is a web application that manages Redis® databases with an intuitive graphic user interface.

This tutorial will explain how to install phpRedisAdmin on a Vultr CentOS 7 server instance.


  • Deploy a fresh Vultr CentOS 7 server instance.
  • Log in as a non-root sudo user.

Step 1: Updating the system

Use the following command to update your CentOS 7 system to the latest stable status:

sudo yum update -y && sudo reboot

After the system restarts, use the same sudo user to log in.

Step 2: Installing Redis® from source

Since the version of Redis® in the YUM repo is out of date, you can install the latest stable version of Redis® from source, which is 3.2.0 at the time of writing.

Install dependencies:

sudo yum install gcc make

Install Redis® 3.2.0 to /opt/redis/3.2.0:

cd ~
tar -zxvf redis-3.2.0.tar.gz
cd redis-3.2.0
sudo make PREFIX=/opt/redis/3.2.0 install

As a matter of convenience, you can add the path of Redis® into the PATH environment variable:

sudo cp /etc/profile /etc/profile_backup
echo 'export PATH=$PATH:/opt/redis/3.2.0/bin' | sudo tee -a /etc/profile
source /etc/profile
echo $PATH

Step 3: Starting the Redis® server

For now, let's start the Redis® server using the default configuration:


After the Redis® server starts, you will probably see several warning messages. Troubleshooting steps for various warnings are listed below.

First of all, stop the Redis® server by inputting the following command from another SSH console:

redis-cli shutdown
  1. If you see "WARNING: The TCP backlog setting of 511 cannot be enforced because /proc/sys/net/core/somaxconn is set to the lower value of 128.":

    echo 'net.core.somaxconn = 511' | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf echo '511' | sudo tee -a /proc/sys/net/core/somaxconn

  2. If you see "WARNING overcommit_memory is set to 0!":

    echo 'vm.overcommit_memory = 1' | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf sudo sysctl vm.overcommit_memory=1

  3. If you see "WARNING you have Transparent Huge Pages (THP) support enabled in your kernel.":

    echo 'never' | sudo tee -a /sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/enabled

Having these warning messages eliminated, run the Redis® server again:


In another SSH console, run the Redis® CLI to input some data:


In the redis-cli console, you can manipulate any data as you wish:> set key1 hello
OK> get key1

If you want to quit, Press Ctrl + C.

Step 4: Installing Git, Apache, PHP and other dependencies

Install these components using YUM:

sudo yum install git httpd php php-redis php-devel php-mbstring

Here, I use Apache to serve phpRedisAdmin, you can choose Nginx or any other web server instead.

Modify the default settings of Apache in order to enhance security:

sudo sed -i 's/^/#&/g' /etc/httpd/conf.d/welcome.conf
sudo sed -i "s/Options Indexes FollowSymLinks/Options FollowSymLinks/" /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

Create a virtual host for phpRedisAdmin:

sudo vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/phpRedisAdmin.conf

Populate the file with the following code segment. Be sure to replace the values of ServerAdmin, ServerName, ServerAlias, ErrorLog, and CustomLog with your own ones.

<VirtualHost *:80>
	DocumentRoot /var/www/html/phpRedisAdmin/
	<Directory /var/www/html/phpRedisAdmin/>
	Options FollowSymLinks
	AllowOverride All
	ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/
	CustomLog /var/log/httpd/ common

Save and quit:


Step 5: Installing phpRedisAdmin

Download phpRedisAdmin using git:

cd ~
git clone
cd phpRedisAdmin
git clone vendor

Create the configuration file using a sample file:

cp includes/ includes/

Note: In the future, you can use this file to customize phpRedisAdmin, like adding more Redis® servers, enabling HTTP authentication, and such. But for now, let's use the default settings.

Move the directory to the virtual host location we setup earlier:

cd ~
sudo chown -R apache: ~/phpRedisAdmin
sudo mv ~/phpRedisAdmin /var/www/html

Step 6: Visiting phpRedisAdmin

Start and enable Apache:

sudo systemctl start httpd.service
sudo systemctl enable httpd.service

Modify firewall rules in order to allow visitors to access phpRedisAdmin:

sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-service=http
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Finally, visit phpRedisAdmin from your web browser. Be sure that redis-server is running.


You will be presented with the interface of phpRedisAdmin, where you can view and manage your Redis® databases. This concludes the tutorial.