Install Varnish Cache 5.2 for Apache on Debian and Ubuntu

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Aaron Kili

Aaron Kili is a Linux and F.O.S.S enthusiast, an upcoming Linux SysAdmin, web developer, and currently a content creator for TecMint who loves working with computers and strongly believes in sharing knowledge.

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6 Responses

  1. MAV says:

    Getting a lot of errors like “but option ‘subdir-objects’ is disabled” after typing in sh while installing but find no info on how to resolve them. Is this normal?

    • Aaron Kili says:


      We have an updated version of this article, that we will publish soon. It is much easier to follow, using the Varnish new repository. It will help you install the latest version, Varnish 5.2.

  2. Damon Hill says:

    Hey Aaron, but I think changing the default http port is not suitable for production environments, isn’t it?

    • Aaron Kili says:


      If you want Varnish to run in front of the website, for web caching then you need to make it listen on the default HTTP port even in production environment. However, this is critical, therefore you should decide what works best for you: in-depth consultations(possibly from experts) can help you make the best decision.

  3. jacob says:

    Wow thanks so much! Helped me a lot, I couldn’t start varnish but this command help me so much:

    sudo /usr/local/sbin/varnishd -a :80 -b localhost:8080

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