Configure Magento 2 Full Page Cache: Beginners’ Guide

Configuring Magento 2 Full Page Cache (FPC) can significantly improve the performance and speed of your online store. Here’s a beginner’s guide to configuring Magento 2 FPC:

  1. Enable Full Page Cache:

    a. Log in to your Magento 2 admin panel and navigate to Stores > Configuration > Advanced > System.

    b. In the Full Page Cache section, select the Caching Application type, which is typically Varnish, and set Enable Full Page Cache to “Yes”.

  2. Configure Varnish Caching:

    a. Install Varnish on your server.

    b. Configure Varnish to listen on port 80 and forward requests to Apache or Nginx.

    c. Update the default.vcl file located in /etc/varnish/ with the following settings:

backend default {
.host = "";
.port = "8080";

d. Restart Varnish service to apply the changes.

  1. Test and Verify:

    a. Clear the Magento 2 cache by navigating to System > Cache Management and click on Flush Magento Cache button.

    b. Test your website speed and performance using online tools such as GTmetrix or Google PageSpeed Insights.

    c. Verify that Magento 2 Full Page Cache is working correctly by checking the response headers using a tool such as cURL or browser developer tools. The response headers should contain a “X-Magento-Cache-Debug” tag with a HIT or MISS status.

By following these steps, you can configure Magento 2 Full Page Cache to improve the speed and performance of your online store.