Configure Varnish with Apache on Ubuntu 14.04

  • Posted on November 13, 2014
  • tokar93Asked by tokar93


How can i install and configure Varnish to work whit Apache on Ubuntu 14.04?

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Configuring Varnish to work with Apache on Ubuntu 14.04 is largely similar to this article covering 12.04.

I just ran through a basic set up on 14.04. The first step is to install Apache and Varnish:

sudo apt-get install varnish apache2

Then we need to configure Varnish to listen on port 80. Edit the file /etc/default/varnish Find the section begin with “Alternative 2, Configuration with VCL” Make sure it’s uncommented and update the port:

DAEMON_OPTS="-a :80 \
             -T localhost:6082 \
             -f /etc/varnish/default.vcl \
             -S /etc/varnish/secret \
             -s malloc,256m"

Next we need to adjust Apache to listen on port 8080. Edit /etc/apache2/ports.conf and change Listen 80 to Listen 8080 Then edit /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default.conf and change <VirtualHost *:80> to <VirtualHost *:8080>

Finally, restart Varnish and Apache with:

sudo service apache2 restart
sudo service varnish restart

Varnish is now sitting in front of Apache and serving cached content.

I’m using ubuntu 16 , and having link problems: is redirecting to and returning error :|

For Varnish to work on Ubuntu 15.04.

First grep:

If result is “/etc/systemd/system/”

Change the ExecStart to this only.

Save and exit, restart Varnish.

systemctl restart varnish.service