How to use redis as session caching in laravel?

by mallory_cormier , in category: PHP Frameworks , a month ago

How to use redis as session caching in laravel?

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by deron , a month ago

@mallory_cormier 

To use Redis as session caching in Laravel, follow these steps:

  1. Install the predis/predis package using Composer:
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composer require predis/predis


  1. Open your .env file and update the SESSION_DRIVER setting to use Redis:
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SESSION_DRIVER=redis


  1. Update your config/session.php file to specify Redis as the default session driver:
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'driver' => env('SESSION_DRIVER', 'redis'),


  1. Update your config/database.php file to include the Redis connection details:
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'redis' => [
    'client' => 'predis',
    'default' => [
        'host' => env('REDIS_HOST', '127.0.0.1'),
        'password' => env('REDIS_PASSWORD', null),
        'port' => env('REDIS_PORT', 6379),
        'database' => 0,
    ],
],


  1. Update your config/cache.php file to specify Redis as the default cache driver:
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'default' => env('CACHE_DRIVER', 'redis'),


  1. Update your .env file to include the Redis connection details for caching:
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CACHE_DRIVER=redis
REDIS_HOST=127.0.0.1
REDIS_PASSWORD=null
REDIS_PORT=6379


  1. Update your app/Http/Kernel.php file to use Redis as the session driver and cache store:
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use IlluminateSessionMiddlewareStartSession;

protected $middleware = [
    // Other middleware entries...

    StartSession::class,
];


Now, your Laravel application is configured to use Redis as the session caching. Make sure you have Redis installed and running on your server for this to work properly.