Varnish Cache
Varnish Cache
by Varnish Software

Version 6.0.7

OS Ubuntu 18.04



Varnish Cache is an open source reverse HTTP proxy that can speed up a website by up to 1000%, by caching (or storing) a copy of a webpage the first time a user visits. Varnish Cache 6.0.7 is the latest LTS release.

Software Included

Getting started after deploying Varnish Cache

In addition to the package installation, the One-Click also:

  • Enables the UFW firewall to allow only SSH (port 22, rate limited), HTTP (port 80), and HTTPS (port 443) access.
  • Sets Varnish to answer on port 80 and 8443
  • Set Hitch to answer port 443 and forward request to varnish on port 8443
  • Add a welcome page you can see when visiting the Droplet’s IP address in your browser.

After you create a Varnish One-Click Droplet:

  • You can log into the Droplet as root using either the password emailed to you or with an SSH key, if you added one during creation.
  • Get more help on the welcome page by visiting the Droplet’s IP address in your browser.

API Creation

In addition to creating a Droplet from the Varnish Cache 1-Click App via the control panel, you can also use the DigitalOcean API.

As an example, to create a 4GB Varnish Cache Droplet in the SFO2 region, you can use the following curl command. You’ll need to either save your API access token to an environment variable or substitute it into the command below.

  curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
       -H 'Authorization: Bearer '$TOKEN'' -d \
      '{"name":"choose_a_name","region":"sfo2","size":"s-2vcpu-4gb","image":"varnishsoftware-varnishcache-18-04"}' \

Support Details

Supported By:Varnish Software
Support URL:

Additional Links

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