Put Varnish on port 80¶
Until now we’ve been running with Varnish on a high port which is great for testing purposes. Let’s now put Varnish on the default HTTP port 80.
First we stop varnish:
service varnish stop
Now we need to edit the configuration file that starts Varnish.
On older Debian/Ubuntu this is /etc/default/varnish. In the file you’ll find some text that looks like this:
DAEMON_OPTS="-a :6081 \ -T localhost:6082 \ -f /etc/varnish/default.vcl \ -S /etc/varnish/secret \ -s default,256m"
Change it to:
DAEMON_OPTS="-a :80 \ -T localhost:6082 \ -f /etc/varnish/default.vcl \ -S /etc/varnish/secret \ -s default,256m"
Debian (v8+) / Ubuntu (v15.04+)¶
On more recent Debian and Ubuntu systems this is configured in the systemd service file.
Applying changes to the default service is best done by creating a new file /etc/systemd/system/varnish.service.d/customexec.conf:
[Service] ExecStart= ExecStart=/usr/sbin/varnishd -a :80 -T localhost:6082 -f /etc/varnish/default.vcl -S /etc/varnish/secret -s default,256m
This will override the ExecStart part of the default configuration shipped with Varnish Cache.
systemctl daemon-reload to make sure systemd picks up the new
configuration before restarting Varnish.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS¶
On Red Hat/CentOS you can find a similar configuration file in /etc/sysconfig/varnish.
Restarting Varnish again¶
Once the change is done, restart Varnish:
service varnish start.
Now everyone accessing your site will be accessing through Varnish.