Redis Cloud quick start
If you’re new to Redis Cloud, this quick start helps you get up and running.
You’ll learn how to:
Create an account, a free subscription, and a database
Connect to your database
If you already have an account, see Create a Fixed subscription to create a Free 30MB subscription. Free plans are a tier of fixed plans; this provides an easy upgrade path when you need it.
Create an account
To create a new account with a free subscription and database:
Go to the Sign up page.
There are two options available to get started with Redis Cloud:
- Enter your information in the form and select Get Started.
- Sign up with Google or Github.
After you enter your information, you should receive an activation email from Redis. Select Activate account to go to the Get Started page in the Redis Cloud console.
- Choose your role from the Role drop-down.
- Choose your company size from the myself/company drop-down. If you are working on a personal project, select myself.
- Select your Redis use case from the use case drop-down.
- Choose your client language from the client drop-down.
Click Create Free Database to move on.
Select your preferred cloud vendor and region.
Select Let’s start free to create your subscription and database.
You’re taken to the Overview tab for your new subscription.
Select the database name to view the Configuration tab for your new database.
In the upper corner, an icon shows the current status of the database. If the icon shows an orange clock, this means your database is still being created and its status is pending.
Once the database has been created, it becomes active and the status indicator switches to a green circle containing a checkmark.
Admin console operations are asynchronous; they operate in the background. You can continue to use the admin console for other tasks, but pending resources aren’t available until they’re active.
When your new database becomes active, you’re ready to connect to it.
Connect to a database
At this point, you’re viewing the Configuration details for your new database. Go to the Security section of the page.
To connect to your database, you need your username and password. Each database is protected by a Default user called
default and a masked Default user password. Select the eye icon to show or hide the password.
Once you have the username and password, select Connect to open the connection wizard.
The connection wizard provides the following database connection methods:
RedisInsight is a free Redis GUI that is available for MacOS, Windows, and Linux.
In the connection wizard, under RedisInsight, select your operating system from the Download RedisInsight menu.
Select Download to download RedisInsight.
Once installed, select Open with RedisInsight.
A pop-up asks if you wish to open the link with RedisInsight. Select Open RedisInsight to connect to your database with RedisInsight.
See the RedisInsight documentation for more information.
A Redis client is a software library or tool that enables applications to interact with a Redis server. Each client has its own syntax and installation process. For help with a specific client, see the client’s documentation.
The connection wizard provides code snippets to connect to your database with the following programming languages:
redis-cli, install Redis Stack on your machine.
See Redis CLI to learn how to use