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Certified module to integrate Magento and Varnish that makes your eCommerce site fly
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Overview

PageCache powered by Varnish

Now: Free Community Version available under OSL license! Note that the free version is provided as is. For support please subscribe to the Enterprise version of the module.

Make your Magento store fly - with transparently integrated Varnish Cache! Blazing fast response times and lower server load during peak times making your Magento store 100x faster.

The PageCache module allows you to control your Varnish Cache instance from the Magento backend to trigger purge requests for single stores or content types. It also prevents caching of store pages containing customer information like shopping carts or logins.

No more worries about huge marketing campaigns or maniac crawlers: Varnish Cache will mitigate any peaks so your Magento store can care about the buyers and transactions!

The PageCache module has been architectural certified by Varnish Software to ensure highest quality and reliability for Magento stores.

 

Features:

- Allows full page caching of Magento store frontends with Varnish
- Prevent caching of pages containing custom information (these pages are cacheable in Enterprise version of the module, see below)
- Configure request paths (controller, action) to be excluded from caching
- Manually clean caches for single store views or content types or use automatic cleaning on object saving
- Maintain several Varnish instances from the Magento backend
- Set TTL for content pages per store view and controller actions
- Support for design exceptions
- Easily deactivate caching for certain Magento modules
- Enable debug mode to analyse any issues
- Ready to go configuration file (VCL) for Varnish Cache 3.0

 

Features for Enterprise Version:

- Varnish ESI support for dynamic page blocks (customizable)
- supported ESI blocks: mini cart, last viewed and compared products, top links, welcome message, compare list and wishlist
- Crawler for cache heating

Click here to check out the Enterprise Version in our Magento Demo Store.

 

Requirements:

- Magento CE > 1.5.1 or PE/EE > 1.9
- Installed Varnish instance(s) > 3.0

 

Known issues:

- "Recently Viewed Products" box is not supported in the community version of the module
- Logging and statistics will be fragmentary (Varnish won't pass cached requests to the webserver or Magento)

 

PageCache powered by Varnish is available as Community Version under the OSL. An Enterprise Version including additional features like a page crawler to keep your Varnish Cache hot and support is also available as subscription.

For more details visit the purchase page or contact us by email.

 

"VARNISH" is a registered trademark of Varnish Software AB

 

This module is also available on GitHub in the latest version.

This extension has been developed by PHOENIX MEDIA, official Varnish Integration Partner and Magento Gold Partner in Germany and Austria.

Release Notes

Improved backwards compatibility and multi-store caching

2013-07-05 15:16:42
  • Version number: 4.0.5
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.9.0.0, 1.9.1.0, 1.9.2.0, 1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

- fixed issue with caching of store switching requests
- fixed compatibility issue with older magento versions

Multi-Store Environment Fixes

2013-06-21 09:34:18
  • Version number: 4.0.3
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.9.0.0, 1.9.1.0, 1.9.2.0, 1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

- fixed caching issues in multi-store environments
- fixed Magento EE FPC caching issue
Important: update your VCL file!

Improved caching logic and ESI support (Enterprise Edition)

2013-04-22 15:40:55
  • Version number: 4.0.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.9.0.0, 1.9.1.0, 1.9.2.0, 1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

- added store and currency switch support
- added advanced message handling
- added Varnish ESI support (Enterprise Edition only) for basic blocks (sidebar/mini cart, top links, welcome message, last viewed and compared products)
- raised Magento version requirements to CE 1.5.1 and EE 1.9
- dropped support for Varnish 2.x
- moved configuration in separate tab
- small bugfixes

Fixed locale issue

2012-04-03 16:27:10
  • Version number: 3.1.2
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7.0.0, 1.7.1.0, 1.8.0.0, 1.9.0.0, 1.9.1.0, 1.9.2.0, 1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1
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Magento Connect 1.0 change

- Fixed packaging issue with wrong locale

Usability Enhancement

2012-03-28 12:36:11
  • Version number: 3.1.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7.0.0, 1.7.1.0, 1.8.0.0, 1.9.0.0, 1.9.1.0, 1.9.2.0, 1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1
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Magento Connect 1.0 change

- Added "Quick Purge" to clean Varnish Cache for a certain URL pattern
- Show VCL snippet for design exception after saving
- Added separate admin backend in VCL with longer timeout values
- Normalize URL in case of leading HTTP scheme and domain in VCL
- Fixed issues where redirects are cached by mistake
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This extension seems to work ok, but the support for their enterprise product is very slow, typically 5-7 days for a response (hard to swallow for an extension over $1,000). It's a "buyer beware" situation and not for anyone who has any sense of urgency surrounding their business. If you do choose to buy it, good luck ! July 30, 2012
Everything seems to have installed without a problem (except the noted observer problem which i just removed). The odd thing i'm seeing is that the ip address of my webserver is now showing up when i look at online customers. Does anyone know why this might be? July 28, 2012
This extension does deliver what promissed. Although I'm getting the following error when trying to upload watermark images. Fatal error: Call to a member function generateDesignExceptionSub() on a non-object in /home/../public_html/app/code/community/Phoenix/VarnishCache/Model/Observer.php on line 303. I'd appreciate your help! July 22, 2012
This is an amazing extension, no doubts. Installation is not the easiest since you have to install varnish and configure it properly. Then it works like a charm - dramatic increase in performance. May 15, 2012
Excellent extension! Improved our site performance at least tenfold. May 11, 2012
I have installed varnish cache in server amp; PageCache extension in Magento. When I open the frontend end for first time it does not loads the page from cache page loads very slowly, when I request the page second time it loads quickly from cache. May 8, 2012
The extension is working great. The one issue I have come across is that inside the admin area at System gt; Configuration gt; Design I get the following error when trying to save: Fatal error: Call to a member function generateDesignExceptionSub() on a non-object in /home/*****/public_html/app/code/community/Phoenix/VarnishCache/Model/Observer.php on line 303 Has anyone else encountered this error or have an idea on how to fix it? Thanks! Justin April 23, 2012
Great Extension made a HUGE performance difference for browsing users. Although one Major problem we are having is not able to print PDF invoices - get a mediation error when trying to create. Does anyone else see this problem? April 23, 2012
Great extension, halved my load times including TTFB instantly April 12, 2012
but you know what, actually i prefer fastcgi_cache, easy to control/configure, no need to change magento files/settings, and we have all inside nginx. April 5, 2012
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In your release notes, you mention an ESI release in Q1/12 or Q2/12. Looking at your reease notes you mention "Cache-Control:s-manage=x", is that the ESI integration?
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Hello,

I try to uninstall this Extension. I've uninstalled it in Magento-Connect, but not all folders was deleted.
Then I've deleted them manually, but now I can not start my shop anyway. I get follows Errors:

a:5:{i:0;s:62:"[varnishcache/observer] (Phoenix_VarnishCache_Model_Observer).";i:1;s:1464:"#0 /usr/local/www/(...)/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Config.php(1358): Mage::throwException('[varnishcache/o...')

I've searched whole folder with "find" for "varnish", but I can not found any file.
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Hi,

Do you have any plans to add cache warmer/primer functionality to the extension? It would be a great feature to be able to click a button in the System >> Cache Management section and be able to have a script crawl the site to prime the cache after a change.
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