PageCache powered by Varnish

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



- 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)
- full GeoIP support
- 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.



- Magento CE > 1.7 or PE/EE > 1.12
- 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.

M1 Extension Versions

Bugfix release

2014-10-10 10:15:45
  • Version number: 4.2.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

Fixed issue post requests and form keys

Support for form keys

2014-10-09 17:52:18
  • Version number: 4.2.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

- fixed issue with form key in Magento CE > 1.8
- minor bugfixes

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,, 1.7,,,, 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,, 1.7,,,, 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,, 1.7,,,, 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
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Is Varnish 4.0 supported by this extension?

Asked by: Regiondo_new
Varnish 4.0 will be supported in the next release which probably will be available next week.
Answered by: PHOENIX
Date published: 2016-02-12

ESI feature supported?

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?
Asked by: bradrhod
Yes, ESI is fully support in the Enterprise version of our module.
Answered by: PHOENIX
Date published: 2015-01-16

Any Plans For A Cache Warmer?

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.
Asked by: lukebranch
The Enterprise Version of our module ships with a crawler to warm the cache. The feature is already there :-)
Answered by: PHOENIX
Date published: 2014-12-13

Settings Page says 404 not found

After successful install on Magento CE 1.9, and Varnish 4.1 the Settings Page says 404 not found... no idea what to do... any thouhgts?
Asked by: mhunkler
That usually gets fixed by logging out and then in again.
Answered by: Samick
Date published: 2016-02-02


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.
Asked by: sth007
Simply clean your Magento cache after uninstalling software.
Answered by: PHOENIX
Date published: 2014-12-16

Fatal error: Class 'Phoenix_VarnishCache_Model_Processor' not found in /home/jadelitt/public_html/Jade/includes/src/Mage_Core_Model_Cache.php on line

Fatal error: Class 'Phoenix_VarnishCache_Model_Processor' not found in /home/jadelitt/public_html/Jade/includes/src/Mage_Core_Model_Cache.php on line 703
Asked by: rayauyeung

Post request and formkey Issue

Hi, after installation of this module, version 4.2.1, i have issues with formkey and post request, my forms dont work anymore. This version should be a Bugfix for this problem, correct? Help me please, how can i fix it? Thanks! best regards.
Asked by: kinsman

Shared cart

Hi, We're having a problem on our website with multisite. When varnish is enabled the cart is shared by people browsing from different location. Like when I add something into cart, its added into the cart of my friend as well. Important: this doesn't happen in all of the sites. It only happens in one of 5 websites running in same magento installation. Any clue ?
Asked by: saftlab

Mini search term on the shop homepage cached?

Hello! On the community edition of this module the mini search term is permanently cached. There seems to be no option in the admin to change or control it. Is there any way to deactivate the caching of this mini search block in the community edition? If no, the module is somehow useless, because almost every shop actually has a mini search field... Regards, Dimitri
Asked by: QB new media

Magento 1.9 Support

Do you plan to release an update that will work with Magento 1.9?
Asked by: 7dots
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  • loc_en_US, sid_8290, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LOCALE, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
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PageCache powered by Varnish is rated 1.1 out of 5 by 71.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Support rather lacking I tried to purchase the Enterprise edition and frankly speaking I don't think they are interested in selling their product. I had to send several initial emails to get a response at all. Basic questions are answered with a sloppy one liner after a week. Don't bother its a waste of time.
Date published: 2014-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent extension Much better than the other free Varnish extension - this one is of much higher standards from top to bottom. Thank you!
Date published: 2014-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great extension Easy installation and after site speed up like a 100 times. The only bits I found: 1. I had an error when trying to update System > Configuration > General > Design Fatal error: Call to a member function generateDesignExceptionSub() on a non-object in xxx/app/code/community/Phoenix/VarnishCache/Model/Observer.php on line 325 I fixed it as I describe in: 2. I have noticed that when I click on one of my categories in the frontend it goes straight to the page 10. Is there anyone with same problem? Maybe Phoenix guys can point me in the right direction to fix this las bit.
Date published: 2014-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Varnish stop after add product to cart I installed to my site ( working fine untill to add any products to cart. After the site speed is go down the varnis stopped....Any idea for solution. Thank you
Date published: 2013-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice extension, just one issue, please help Hi, We installed this varnish cache on our site last week, which really improve the site speed as describe. There is just on issue, it seems every a few days, on almost all the category pages, there are no products displayed. If I go to the magento backend to clean varnish cache, then all the products will be back to the related category pages. I already check the varnish_cache.log, system.log and exception.log, but I cannot find any clue about this things. Client does not want to purge the cache every day, and they will have a big promotion recently. This issue need to be fixed as soon as possible. Anyone could you please advise for it? Cheers Lian
Date published: 2013-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very useful Easy installing, preconfigured well, improves Google Pagespeed Insights 11 Points on my Site. Way to go devs :-)
Date published: 2013-10-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Problem with mobile view (Magento CE 1.7 Varnish cache 4.05) The mobile view is delivered to the desktop when I turn Mobile Themes for my Shop on. This problem does not occur if I disable the Varnish cache module. Is there a solution for this? My Shop:
Date published: 2013-08-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Works only for the first time... It works for guests for the first time, but when you individualize anything (e.g. sort order) the cache doesn't work anymore. And when I log in, I get the following error: PHP Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Mage_Core_Model_Session_Exception' in /home/rsu/Documents/SchrothShop/SchrothShop/www/schroth/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Session/Abstract/Varien.php:349 Obviously the problem is, that the IP in the session file (in /var/session/) got the IP of the server as the client's IP... so the validation of the user and the session fails... Any fix for this?
Date published: 2013-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great full page cache extension works well on my site (CE 1.5), check my site you must do: install varnish cache on server; disable complication at admin.
Date published: 2013-05-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from this could a perfect cache for magento, but - this could a perfect cache for magento, but - EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE cookie is still there when it`s not needed. 1000 euro for enterprise??? lol enterprise has its own fpc built-in. you just trying to speculate on the price, think once the license is 15k so you can just put a price tag of 1k?
Date published: 2013-05-17
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