Changing RavenDB’s Port From 8080 – Windows Service

A few folks have asked how to change the port of which RavenDB is listening (defaults to 8080). It’s easily changed by editing a config file. Below are the steps if you’re running Raven as a Windows service.

  1. Launch Services and stop the RavenDB service. ravenservice
  2. Locate the “Raven.Server.exe.config” file from your install directory of RavenDB. (mine was in f:\ravendb\)
  3. Open this config file and change this line: <add key=”Raven/Port” value=”8080″/> to whatever available port you’d like (I did 8082)
  4. Save the config file.
  5. Start the service back up.

RavenDB should now be listening on your new port. You can test by going to http://localhost:8082  (or whatever hostname you’re using).

Changing RavenDB’s Port From 8080 – Windows Service

How To Install Redis on Windows and Get Started With C#

Dictionary_IconRedis is a key-value store that is fast, sits in memory and runs on many different platforms. Installing on Windows isn’t straightforward from the Redis site, so below are the steps I use to get going.

1. Download the latest .zip from:

2. Extract these files to a folder (I did f:\redis)

3. In a command prompt, run


(from your directory above).

Redis should now be running on port 6379. You can change this in  if you’d like.

4. Start a new Visual Studio Project (I’m using c# / .net 4.5).

5. In Package Manager Console (NuGet) let’s install the client, run:

Install-Package StackExchange.Redis

6. Include using StackExchange.Redis;

7. Now you can use the below to save and get values:

  //setup your connection
  ConnectionMultiplexer redisConn = ConnectionMultiplexer.Connect("localhost");

 //get your db
 IDatabase redDb = redisConn.GetDatabase();

 //save a key & val
 redDb.StringSet("testKey", "test val");

 //get a key & val

This is just start of what Redis can do, find more at the official Redis site.

How To Install Redis on Windows and Get Started With C#

RavenDB Document Database – Super Quickstart Guide

Raven-info0RavenDB is among the many available document databases on the market today (mongo, redis, etc.). If you’re looking to try this db and see if it’s right for your project, below is a super quick guide to start using using RavenDB on Windows with Below are my 10 simple steps to start using. You can skip to the bottom for entire “source” code.  Continue reading “RavenDB Document Database – Super Quickstart Guide”

RavenDB Document Database – Super Quickstart Guide