Magento2 with Varnish

Magento is a powerful e-commerce platform for marketing, catalog management and search engine optimization. Magento provides online merchants with a flexible shopping cart system, control over a user-friendly WUI with content and various functionality for online users.

Magento sites often use Varnish because it adds significant speed to websites. Varnish is one of the most cost-effective alternatives for web accelaration, offering a powerful return on investment. With a proper setup of Varnish, maintenance costs can be reduced by 85%.

Magento2, with all its useful features, can be very demanding with resources and thus will likely deliver poor performance as clients increase. With the latest release of Magento2, Varnish has been included as a requirement, as it will help the site fly with significant speed advantages!

  • Varnish can detect devices and thus provide device-specific services.
  • It allows modification of cache control headers
  • Write caching based on your own caching policies, such as stripping cookies, overriding caching time, setting which pages to cache or not, and much more.

To read more about installing Magento 2

Implementing Magento 2 with Varnish

Magento itself has a caching mechanism, but it does not cache pages. But Magento2 supports Varnish Cache out of the box. In order to run Varnish on your Magento2 implementation all you need to do is install Varnish and deploy the Varnish configuration file (A Varnish VCL file) in your Varnish implementation.

To read more on the basics of how Varnish works with Magento2, go to

Magento 2 and Varnish Basics

If you are ready and just want to get started with the installation go to:

Step by step Installation guide to make your website fly!

Please note that Magento2 supports:

varnish 3 and varnish 4 out of the box.

Each new upgrade includes a section about the changes that have been made.

We strongly recommend that you upgrade to Varnish 4 as we no longer provide support for Varnish 3.

To make your life easier, there is a script:

VCL Migrator, which can help you upgrade from Varnish 3 to Varnish 4.