Deploying Magento 2 with Redis on

How to install & configure Magento2 to deploy it on the PaaS.

This how-to is outdated. Please refer to this example repository instead.

Edit 2015-12-21: Add redis configuration is a Platform-as-a-Service dedicated to hosting PHP applications like WordPress, Drupal or Symfony projects. Here is a quick tutorial on how to deploy the brand new Magento2 on it.

1. Prerequisites

  • You should already have composer setup on your machine. If it's not the case, head to Composer download page
  • Make sure you have an account on the website. Once done, obtain your repository credentials under My Account > Developers > Secure Keys
  • You should have a local php installation with mcrypt & intl extensions
  • As we'll use Redis as a Storage Cache, install the redis php extension

1. Initialize the Magento project.

Launch your terminal and clone the Magento2 repository :

composer create-project --repository-url= magento/project-community-edition magento2demo
cd magento2demo
composer require predis/predis

You will be asked for your Magento credentials. Input them and store them in the auth.json composer file.

Init a new git repository into the newly created folder

git init .

Create a new .gitignore file at the root of your project:





As you can see there, I'm not ignoring the vendor directory and the libs will be added to the git repository. I usually avoid commiting the vendor folder but I did not succeed in handling the Magento repository credentials on An alternative solution could be to setup a Toran proxy to handle the authentification.

Add the newly created files to git :

git add .
git commit -m "Init magento2demo project"

2. Install the sample data package

chmod +x bin/magento
bin/magento sampledata:deploy

You should get the The '' URL required authentication. error. Launch an update and add the files to git:

composer update
git add .
git commit -m "Add sample data"

We're now ready to proceed with the deployment

3. Create your project

Go to your account and create a new Platform. Choose the best region for your needs and validate your billing details if you're out the 30-day trial. account

Give a name to your project and choose the Import your existing code option.

In your terminal, add the remote to your git project :

git remote add platform [email protected]:xxx.git

Before you can push to the repository, you need to configure your account's ssh keys except if you logged in through GitHub and you're GitHub have already been imported.

4. Configuring the platform

The first step is to get the cli tool :

curl -sS | php

Launch the platform tool and get your project id :


Once you get your id, initialize the project in your current git folder :

platform local:init --project xxx
cd .

Your project is now dispatched in three folders : builds, repository & shared.

5. Configuring the project is auto-configured by configuration files located in your project. Let's create them. If you need any more details head to the well crafted documentation.

name: magento2demo
type: php:5.6
    flavor: composer
    database: "mysql:mysql"
    redis: "redis:redis"
    redispage: "redispage:redis"
        - redis
        - xsl
        - json
    document_root: "/"
    passthru: "/index.php"
    "/public/pub/media": "shared:files/media"
    "/public/pub/static": "shared:files/static"
    "/public/pub/opt/magento/var": "shared:files/opt-var"
    "/public/var": "shared:files/magento-var"
    "/public/app/etc": "shared:files/etc"
disk: 2048
        spec: "*/1 * * * *"
        cmd: "public/bin/magento cron:run"
        spec: "*/1 * * * *"
        cmd: "public/update/cron.php"
        spec: "*/1 * * * *"
        cmd: "public/bin/magento setup:cron:run"


    type: mysql:10.0
    disk: 1024
    type: redis:2.8
    type: redis:2.8

Note that we're using MariaDB 10 as Magento2 requires MySQL 5.6. We're using two separate instances of Redis to handle configuration & page cache because has a default configuration of only one Redis database per instance.


  type: upstream
  upstream: "magento2demo:php"
  type: redirect
  to: "http://{default}/"

Commit those configurations :

git add .
git commit -m "Add platform config files"

Check that the project is building by executing :

platform local:build

5. First deployment

We're now pushing our first version to the master environment

cd repository
git push -u platform master

6. Magento installation

We now need to copy our app/etc/* files onto the newly created environment :

scp -r  app/etc/* [email protected]:/app/app/etc/

SSH into your environment :

platform environment:ssh

Get your MySQL credentials :

echo $PLATFORM_RELATIONSHIPS| base64 --decode

Adapt the Magento CLI install command with your MySQL details and base-url:

cd public
./bin/magento setup:install \
--admin-user="niels" \
--admin-email="[email protected]" \
--admin-password="YourPassword999" \
--base-url="" \
--db-host="xxx" \
--db-name="main" \
--db-user="user" \
--use-rewrites=1 \
--session-save="db" \
--admin-use-security-key=0 \
--timezone="Europe/Paris" \
--admin-firstname="Your Name" \
--admin-lastname="LastName" \

Remember the Magento Admin URI given at the end of the process !

That will install Magento2 & the sample data packages. The last step is to generate all Magento2 frontend assets. On your environment ssh and copy sample media files :

./bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy
cp -R vendor/magento/sample-data-media/* pub/media/

Go to your environment url (aka base-url) and voilĂ  ! You can also login to your backend through the Admin URI shown before. account

7. Redis configuration

Connect to your environment (ssh or scp) and edit the file app/etc/env.php. Add the cache array to the existing configuration. Don't forget to edit the IP adresses found in the $PLATFORM_RELATIONSHIPS variable.

'cache' =>
    array (
        'frontend' => array(
            'default' => array(
                'backend' => 'Cm_Cache_Backend_Redis',
                'backend_options' => array(
                    'server' => '',
                    'port' => '6379',
                    'persistent' => '',
                    'database' => '0',
                    'password' => '',
                    'force_standalone' => '0',
                    'connect_retries' => '1',
                    'read_timeout' => '10',
                    'automatic_cleaning_factor' => '0',
                    'compress_data' => '1',
                    'compress_tags' => '1',
                    'compress_threshold' => '20480',
                    'compression_lib' => 'gzip',
                    'use_lua' => '0'
            'page_cache' => array(
                'backend' => 'Cm_Cache_Backend_Redis',
                'backend_options' => array(
                    'server' => '',
                    'port' => '6379',
                    'persistent' => '',
                    'database' => '0',
                    'password' => '',
                    'force_standalone' => '0',
                    'connect_retries' => '1',
                    'lifetimelimit' => '57600',
                    'compress_data' => '0'

On the environment prompt, clear all the Magento caches :

./bin/magento cache:clean

Redis should be now fully working. You can test it through :

redis-cli -h
> INFO keyspace

You can find the whole repository here :