How to configure magento 2 varnish
April 20, 2023
Configuring Varnish with Magento 2 can help to speed up your website by caching frequently requested pages and serving them from memory rather than generating them from scratch each time a user requests them.
Configuring Varnish with Magento 2 can help to speed up your website by caching frequently requested pages and serving them from memory rather than generating them from scratch each time a user requests them. Here are the steps to configure Magento 2 with Varnish:
1.Install and configure Varnish on your server:
- You can install Varnish using your package manager or download and compile the source code from the official Varnish website.
- After installation, you need to configure Varnish to listen on a specific port (typically 80) and communicate with your web server (Apache or Nginx) on a different port (usually 8080).
2.Configure Magento 2 to use Varnish as the caching backend:
- In your Magento 2 admin panel, go to Stores > Configuration > Advanced > System.
- Expand the Full Page Cache section and choose Varnish Cache from the Caching Application list.
- Enter the Varnish server hostname or IP address in the Varnish Configuration section.
- Set the Varnish Configuration Version to the latest version of your Varnish server.
- Click on the Test Varnish Configuration button to verify that Magento 2 can connect to Varnish.
3.Configure Varnish to work with Magento 2:
- You need to add some Varnish configuration rules to your Varnish configuration file (typically located in /etc/varnish/default.vcl).
- Magento provides a sample Varnish configuration file that you can use as a starting point. You can find it in the Magento installation directory under var/default.vcl.
- You need to update the backend server configuration in the Varnish configuration file to point to your web server (Apache or Nginx) on port 8080.
- You also need to configure Varnish to cache the appropriate URLs and headers. The sample Varnish configuration file from Magento includes rules for this.
4.Test and monitor your Varnish configuration:
- After configuring Varnish with Magento 2, you should test your website to make sure that it’s working properly.
- You can use tools like curl or varnishlog to test and monitor your Varnish configuration.
- You should also monitor your server resources to make sure that Varnish is not consuming too much memory or CPU. You can use tools like top or htop to monitor resource usage.
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