How to solve the error : Could not create server TCP listening socket *:6379: bind: Address already in use

Having trouble starting up the Redis server because of the “Could not create server TCP listening socket *:6379: bind: Address already in use” error? No need to fret. In this article, we’ll guide you through a detailed solution to address this error and help you get your Redis server operating seamlessly. Let’s jump right in and tackle this problem together:

Read: How to Install Redis Server on Ubuntu 22.04

To get it sorted, here’s what you can do: Just run the commands listed below :

redis-cli ping

ps -ef |grep redis

First, figure out which process Redis is using and then execute the command:

kill -9 {your_process_id}

Then run:

service redis-server stop

And finally:


Read: How to kill a process in Linux -guide for beginners


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Nikolaus Oosterhof

Nikolaus holds a degree in software development and has a strong passion for all things tech-related, especially gadgets with screens. Though he is nostalgic for older phone models, he's a retired gamer and continues to enjoy programming in open-source environments. Additionally, Nikolaus enjoys writing about Linux, macOS and Windows and has experience designing web pages.

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