SIMPLE:REDIS

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Get a Redis instance in less than a second. For free. No signup.

What's the deal?

Simpleredis let you create and destroy small, low-value Redis instances, very quickly. Instances exists for 1 hour. If you validate your email adress, we let you keep one active instance running for as long as you like.

Perfect for development, testing, continous integration, cache for your blog etc.

Just enter your email, click the button and you instantly get a nice dashboard [screenshot] with information how to access your instance. There is also a nice console with built-in Redis documention and tab-completion!

API Example using Curl

~ # Create an instance
~ curl -i -d "email=john.doe@simplerdis.com" http://api.simpleredis.com/v1/instances
HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Date: Fri, 03 May 2013 08:13:23 GMT
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 77
Location: http://api.simpleredis.com/v1/instances/80cc27d33d1ff70a41d37

{
 "id":"80cc27d33d1ff70a41d37",
 "host":"gateway-1.simpleredis.com",
 "port":6379
 "created":1367568803168,
 "email":"john.doe@simplerdis.com",
 "validated":false,
}

~ # Get info about an instance
~ curl -i http://api.simpleredis.com/v1/instances/80cc27d33d1ff70a41d37
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Fri, 03 May 2013 08:16:09 GMT
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 169

{
 "id":"80cc27d33d1ff70a41d37",
 ...
}

~ # Connect to an instance
~ redis-cli -h gateway-1.simpleredis.com -p 6379 -a 80cc27d33d1ff70a41d37
redis gateway-1.simpleredis.com:6379> ping
PONG

~ # Terminate an instance
~ curl -i -X DELETE  http://api.simpleredis.com/v1/instances/80cc27d33d1ff70a41d37
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Fri, 03 May 2013 08:18:20 GMT
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 198

{
 "id":"80cc27d33d1ff70a41d37",
 "terminated":1367569994454,
 ...
}

FAQ

  • Why do you need an email address?

    It is primarily used for rate-limiting (together with IP etc). We also send notifications on instance creation and termination, and updates to the service itself.

    No spam! We'll never share your email with a third party.

  • Why should a validate my email?

    We let you keep an instance running as long it is active, instead of just 1 hour.

  • What is an "Active instance"?

    For now we count any instance with connected clients as active.

  • How many instances can I create?

    A few. We'll adjust the actual limits based on the usage and valid usecases we see. However, this is a free service, so don't get greedy, be a good redizen and terminate instances you don't use.

  • What do you mean by low-value?

    This service is not for your critical, high-value data. There are no backups. No support plans. No SLAs. If your instance should crash, your data is lost. So use your instances for testing, development, caches etc. That said, Redis itself is very, very stable and unlikely to crash.

  • What version of Redis will I get?

    We try to keep up-to-date with the lates released stable version.

  • Who's behind SimpleRedis?

    SimpleRedis is provided by Port 6379 (where we do large-scale Redis hosting).

    There is no support available for SimpleRedis, but we'd love to hear your feedback at @port6379 (twitter).