Magento 2 Varnish
Magento 2 Varnish. What is Varnish and how it can be used and configured in a Magento 2 store.
What is #
“Varnish is an HTTP accelerator designed for content-heavy dynamic web sites as well as APIs.”
Magento 2 With Varnish #
Magento 2 with Varnish is the way to go to allow higher page load speeds. Varnish acts as a middle man and serves hole pages from it's cache.
Magento 2 Without Varnish #
Running Magento 2 without Varnish is certainly possible to run but it will use more server resources with each request as running Magento 2 with Varnish reduces server usage considerably.
Magento Varnish Configuration #
For Varnish to be enabled in your Magento 2 store and used a few steps have to be taken in your Backend area. Go to:
STORES > Configuration > ADVANCED > System > Full Page Cache.
Click the drop-down box of “Caching Application.”
Choose “Varnish Caching” from the list.
Magento 2 and Varnish is a good combination to have setup on your store as it can reduce load speeds for your customers.