I have followed all the tutorials on github, did everything exactly as explained: 1. installed Redis 2. modmanned Cm_Cache_Backend_Redis 3. Tried with and without template.php in app\code\local\Mage\Core\Block 4. Obviously edited our local.xml and it has server specs:

    <host></host> <!-- or absolute path to unix socket -->

One thing remains no matter what we tried, we did verify with our host. Google gives only 4 unrelated results, so please... ;-)

We keep getting an error report containing this: a:4:{i:0;s:29:"Redis 'server' not specified.";i:1;s:1585:"#0 /magento/domains/domain.com/public_html/.modman/Cm_Cache_Backend_Redis/Cm/Cache/Backend/Redis.php(122): Zend_Cache::throwException('Redis 'server' ...')

I'm lost. Who has an idea what to try next?

Edit: Magento version 1.9.2 Did a PING on the server to redit and that came back with PONG as well.

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FINALLY figured it out although it was pretty obvious.

My lines, which I copied from the many many sample sites, are


If you look at it, it is self explanatory, since it says it is missing a SERVER, so I looked at the (yup, should have immediately) local.xml.additional from Magento and noticed it should say server, and not host, like this:


Thanks for looking, hope it helps some others.

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