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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  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_11
  • 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 4 out of 5 by from Ok I guess You will need to comment out the compiler in the php file in order to work if you enabled the compiler. However, I did not notice any speed improvements.
Date published: 2013-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfeito! Minha loja está voando depois de instalar esta extensão! Muito obrigado :) Para quem teve "page not found" apenas precisa limpar o cache, sair e entrar novamente no painel administrativo. :D
Date published: 2013-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blank Page Problem Solved I want to share a solution for this module. When you use compilation, all pages will show up as blank. However, if you turn on the following row in index.php, you will see the error in question: ini_set('display_errors', 1); ini_set('memory_limit', '256M'); I did some research on the following error: Fatal error: Class 'Phoenix_VarnishCache_Model_Processor' not found in... This occurs when you are using compilation. You can turn this of manually if you replace the following lines in index.php: include $compilerConfig; with /* include $compilerConfig; */ This means that you don't include the $compilerConfig any more and your e-commerce will work again. Hope this helps!
Date published: 2013-04-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Blank Page Problem After installing PageCache no pages are working anymore. All of them, including the admin backend pages are blank. The only thing I can do is to access the Download Manager again and un-install this module. I see that other members also has the very same problem. Can you please give us a solution of this problem, and I would be glad to give you a great rating when the module is fully working for me. /Fredrik
Date published: 2013-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good extension but some times it return blank page (white empty page) Hi I have installed this extension, it works great. however, I found some times it return blank / empty / white page. I am just wondering if some one else had the same problem as me. It does not always happen, but it happens. The only way you can get around it is to purge the cache. Any one can share some idea on how to fix it???
Date published: 2013-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from occasionally i get blank (white) page Hi This extension really helps the performance. however, occationally, I get the blank (white) page. Does anyone have the same issue here?? When the white page displayed, the magento default favicon is displayed as well. Other than this, this extension works great. Thank you
Date published: 2013-03-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from cache link header I installed this extension, but when i was enable, it cache all header, My Cart did not change when i add to cart.
Date published: 2013-02-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Magento Connect 2.0 i get "Connection Error try again later" when try to install.
Date published: 2013-02-22
Rated out of 5 by from Is a TTL of 1 or 2 days ok/safe? We currently use an hour but we're finding that everytime we load the site the cache is empty and we have to wait for each page to load (re-cache). The performance hit is large. Why does Varnish not re-cache itself after it clears/cycles???
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated out of 5 by from Awesome extension. Any chance of adding a .vcl that works with the apachebooster ( extension for cPanel (Varnish, Nginx script for WHM/cPanel)? I'm unable to apply the standard .vcl for Varnish 3.0 due to the way that the .vcl config files are setup to work in Apachebooster by default, however a .vcl that would work with this script would be extremely useful.
Date published: 2013-01-14
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  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_0.0
  • cp_3, bvpage2n
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_71
  • loc_en_US, sid_8290, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
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