I have a VPS on Dreamhost. I wonder, has anyone ever gotten Varnish Cache working on it?
I am confused by a few things--apologies for the newbie-ness of this:
* After I start the Varnish demon it does not always seem to stick around. I am not sure how to find out why it dies, because...
* When it's running, I cannot seem to get Varnishlog to start logging to give more information (I check in /var/log/varnish but nothing shows up). Other times it says "varnishlog failed."
* Can't seem to test to see whether the port is really relaying and up and running, as suggested in this
link. When I try the recommended GET to localhost at various ports, I get "500 Can't connect to www.ibew1245.com:8080 (connect: Connection refused)"
I did figure out how to increase all necessary limits: the # of files and amount of memory-locked-in-memory-address-space the root user is allowed to use. That made a bunch of Ulimit-related error messages go away. Wonder what to try next...I am hesitant to just make Apache just start trying to listen to one of those ports because I don't think we are at the stage when anything is coming through yet.
Any help much appreciated...