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What is Redis?

For an e-commerce website, good performance is a real competitive advantage. To further minimize your load times, you can use Redis in all Space server and proSpace plans. Here you can read about what you can use the database for and how to set it up.

Redis (short for Remote Dictionary Server) is an in-memory database and key-value store in one. That means your data is stored in the working memory instead of on the hard drive. Each entry receives its own key, through which it can be accessed directly. This ensures very short access times.

Why do I need Redis?

In general, Redis speeds up your projects when data needs to be written and queried quickly. Thanks to its outstanding performance, Redis is ideal as a cache. The database is also popular as a session storage for shop systems.

How do I create a Redis database?

Setting up Redis is easy. However, depending on the CMS or shop system you use, there are a few things you need to consider. I will explain to you step by step how to do it.

To create a Redis database in the mStudio, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the project that you want to create the database in.
  2. Select the "Databases" menu item in the sidebar.
  3. Click the "Create Database" button and select "Redis".
  4. Enter a description for the database and select the desired version.

After the installation has completed, observe the host and port in the details under connection information. You need both for the configuration of your system.

Configuring Redis as a session storage for PHP

The php.ini file is located in your project under .config/php/php.ini. Add the following code:
session.save_handler = redis
session.save_path = "tcp://HOST:PORT?database=15"

Now change the variables HOST and PORT. Use the information from the connection information.

By default, each Redis database has 16 databases that can be accessed from 0 to 15.

Setting up common applications

Shopware 6

In your Shopware 6 installation, you enter the configuration for Redis in the services.yaml. It is located in the directory /config. If there is no file there yet, simply create one. Add the following lines at the end of the file:

parameters: "%env(REDIS_CACHE_HOST)%"
app.redis.cache.port: "%env(int:REDIS_CACHE_PORT)%"
app.redis.cache.database: "%env(int:REDIS_CACHE_DATABASE)%"
class: Redis
- method: connect
- "%env(int:REDIS_SESSION_PORT)%"
- method: select
- "@Redis"

Now create the file framework.yaml in the config/packages folder. Add the following to the file:

app: cache.adapter.redis
system: cache.adapter.redis
default_redis_provider: "redis://"
handler_id: Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Session\Storage\Handler\RedisSessionHandler

Finally, add the following at the end of .env:



Shopware 5

Add the following to config.php in the Shopware directory:

// Sessions for backend and frontend in Redis in DB2
'session' => [
'save_handler' => 'redis',
'save_path' => 'tcp://HOST:PORT/2',

'backendsession' => [
'save_handler' => 'redis',
'save_path' => 'tcp://HOST:PORT/2',

// Models Cache in Redis in DB3
'model' => [
'redisHost' => 'tcp://HOST',
'redisPort' => 'PORT',
'redisDbIndex' => '3',
'cacheProvider' => 'redis',

// Shopware backend cache in Redis in DB3
'cache' => [
'backend' => 'redis',
'backendOptions' => [
'servers' => [
'host' => 'tcp://HOST',
'port' => 'PORT',
'dbindex' => '3',

Joomla 4

In the Joomla administration, go to System -> Configuration -> System and configure the following under "Session":

  • Session handler: Redis
  • Persistent Redis: Yes
  • Redis server host/socket: Enter HOST
  • Redis port: Enter PORT
  • Redis server authentication: Leave as is
  • Redis database: Enter a desired free database number between 0 and 15

Select the desired database number for Redis database and save.


We recommend the plugin Redis Object Cache. Install said plugin via the CLI

wp plugin install redis-cache --activate

and set the required configuration constants:

wp config set --type=constant WP_REDIS_PATH HOST
wp config set --type=constant WP_REDIS_PORT PORT
wp config set --type=constant WP_REDIS_DATABASE 0
wp config set --type=constant WP_REDIS_SCHEME unix

If you don’t like to use the WP-CLI, you can also install the plugin via the WordPress backend. After installation and activation, add the following entries to wp-config.php:

define('WP_REDIS_PATH', 'HOST');
define('WP_REDIS_PORT', 'PORT');
define('WP_REDIS_DATABASE', '0');
define('WP_REDIS_SCHEME', 'unix');


For all versions up to TYPO3 11.5 you create a file named AdditionalConfiguration.php in the typo3conf folder. For TYPO3 version 12.4 and higher you create a file named additional.php in the folders typo3conf/system (for symlink installations) or config/system (for composer installations). Please add the following in each case. If the file already exists, you can omit <?php.


$redisHost = 'HOST';
$redisPort = PORT;
$redisCaches = [
'pages' => [
'defaultLifetime' => 86400*7,
'compression' => true,
'pagesection' => [
'defaultLifetime' => 86400*7,
'hash' => [],
'rootline' => [],
$redisDatabase = 0;
foreach ($redisCaches as $name => $values) {
$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['SYS']['caching']['cacheConfigurations'][$name]['backend'] = \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Cache\Backend\RedisBackend::class;
$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['SYS']['caching']['cacheConfigurations'][$name]['options'] = [
'database' => $redisDatabase++,
'hostname' => $redisHost,
'port' => $redisPort
if (isset($values['defaultLifetime'])) {
$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['SYS']['caching']['cacheConfigurations'][$name]['options']['defaultLifetime'] = $values['lifetime'];

if (isset($values['compression'])) {
$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['SYS']['caching']['cacheConfigurations'][$name]['options']['compression'] = $values['compression'];