Install Redis normally

Add the user to the Redis group

usermod -a -G redis YourUserHere

Open up the CageFS mount points file

nano /etc/cagefs/

Add the Redis folder to the mount points.


Enable the socket in the Redis config file

nano /etc/redis.conf

Add the following:

unixsocket /var/run/redis/redis.sock
unixsocketperm 770

Every time you restart Redis the socket will disappear from the CageFS, breaking all the code using the socket, we can add extra commands to the Redis systemd unit to automatically restore it.

This is completely optional if your Redis never crashes/needs restarting, but will save headaches otherwise. The + in the command makes the command run as root, which is needed to update the CageFS skeleton.

nano /etc/systemd/system/redis.service.d/restore.cagefs.socket.conf


ExecStartPost=+cagefsctl --force-update
ExecStartPost=+cagefsctl -M

Reload systemd

systemctl daemon-reload


You can now safely restart Redis as you would normally and the users you’ve added to the Redis group will be able to use sockets at /var/run/redis/redis.sock


This method was used to make sockets work with the wonderful XenForo Redis Addon from Xon  if you used this guide, you can them enable it by opening src/config.php and adding:

// setup Redis caching
$config['cache']['enabled'] = true;
$config['cache']['provider'] = 'SV\RedisCache\Redis';
$config['cache']['namespace'] = 'SomePrefix';
$config['cache']['config'] = [
    'host' => '/var/run/redis/redis.sock',
    'use_lua' => true,
    'serializer' => 'igbinary', // most CloudLinux installs should have this enabled, if your site presents a white screen after adding this, set to 'php'
    'database' => 1,