Integration of the Fastly CDN for Silverstripe CMS

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2.1.0 2022-06-27 23:48 UTC

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Adds Fastly CDN integration to a Silverstripe Site.


  • Silverstripe CMS ^4.4
  • Guzzle 6


Install the module using composer:

composer require innoweb/silverstripe-fastly

Then run dev/build.



You need to add the following configuration to your environment:

  service_id: [your Fastly service ID]
  api_token: [your personal API token]

Additionally, the following configuration options are available on the Fastly class:

  • soft_purge: [true|false] flag to enable Fastly soft purges, see Defaults to true
  • verify_ssl: [true|false] flag whether Guzzle should verify the SSL certificate. Useful for dev environments. Defaults to true
  • debug_log: if you want to debug the Guzzle calls made to the Fastly API you can configure the path to a log file where all Guzzle requests are logged to. Defaults to ''
  • flush_on_dev_build: [true|false] flag whether all content (pages, images, css, js etc.) should be purged from Fastly. Does not use the soft_purge feature. Defaults to true
  • sitetree_flush_strategy: '[single|parents|all|smart|everything]' lets you select the purge strategy used when a page is changed and published. Defaults to 'smart'
    • single: only the current page URL is purged
    • parents: the current page as well as all its parent pages are purged
    • all: all pages are purged
    • smart: depending on what fields of the page have changed, single, parents or all is applied
    • everything: all content is purged from the fastly cache. That includes pages, images, css, js etc.
  • always_include_in_sitetree_flush: array of page type classes that should always be purged when a page is changed, e.g. a sitemap. Defaults to []

Image surrogate keys

Because in Silverstripe 4 we still have no way of getting all image variants (see silverstripe/silverstripe-assets#109), we need to mark all images and image variants with a Surrogate Key in order to purge them.

Because the filename of all image variants in SS 4.4+ have the variant hash to the original filename, e.g. my-file__FitWzYwLDYwXQ.jpg, we can extract the file name without hash and add it as a surrogate key header. The module then purges the original URL of the file as well as the Surrogate Key to clear the original image as well as all variants. (This might purge other images if there are multiple images with the same name in different folders, but I think we can live with that.)

For Apache, add the following snippet to your .htaccess file to add the surrogate key:

	<ifModule mod_headers.c>
		<FilesMatch "\.(?i:html|htm|xhtml|js|css|bmp|png|gif|jpg|jpeg|ico|pcx|tif|tiff|svg|au|mid|midi|mpa|mp3|ogg|m4a|ra|wma|wav|cda|avi|mpg|mpeg|asf|wmv|m4v|mov|mkv|mp4|ogv|webm|swf|flv|ram|rm|doc|docx|txt|rtf|xls|xlsx|pages|ppt|pptx|pps|csv|cab|arj|tar|zip|zipx|sit|sitx|gz|tgz|bz2|ace|arc|pkg|dmg|hqx|jar|xml|pdf|gpx|kml)$">
			SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI "([^\/]*)__[^\.]*(\.[A-Za-z]*)|([^\/]*)(\.[A-Za-z]*)$" FASTLY_FILE_NAME=$1$3$2$4
			Header set Surrogate-Key %{FASTLY_FILE_NAME}e
			Header set Vary Accept-Encoding
### FASTLY END ###



type: cache

title: not admin, logged in or form

!(req.url ~ "^/(Security|admin|dev)") && !(req.http.Cookie ~ "sslogin=") && !(beresp.http.Cache-Control ~ "no-cache") && !(req.url ~ "stage=Stage")

type: request

title: admin or logged in

req.url ~ "^/(Security|admin|dev)" || req.http.Cookie ~ "sslogin=" || req.url ~ "stage=Stage"

Request settings

condition: admin or logged in
name: pass if logged in
action: pass
X-Forwarded-For: Append


condition: not admin, logged in or form
name: set stale while revalidate
type: Cache
action: set
destination: stale_while_revalidate
source: 86400s

VCL snippets

type: recv

title: clean up requests

# remove cookies for static content
if (req.http.Cookie && req.url ~ "^[^?]*\.(?:js|css|bmp|png|gif|jpg|jpeg|ico|pcx|tif|tiff|au|mid|midi|mpa|mp3|ogg|m4a|ra|wma|wav|cda|avi|mpg|mpeg|asf|wmv|m4v|mov|mkv|mp4|ogv|webm|swf|flv|ram|rm|doc|docx|txt|rtf|xls|xlsx|pages|ppt|pptx|pps|csv|cab|arj|tar|zip|zipx|sit|sitx|gz|tgz|bz2|ace|arc|pkg|dmg|hqx|jar|pdf|woff|woff2|eot|ttf|otf|svg)(\?.*)?$") {
		unset req.http.cookie;
# remove common cookies
if (req.http.Cookie) {
	# remove silverstripe cookies
	set req.http.Cookie = regsuball(req.http.Cookie, "(^|;\s*)(cms-panel-collapsed-cms-menu)=[^;]*", "");
	set req.http.Cookie = regsuball(req.http.Cookie, "(^|;\s*)(cms-menu-sticky)=[^;]*", "");
	# Remove any Google Analytics based cookies 
	# (removes everything starting with an underscore, which also includes AddThis, DoubleClick and others)
	set req.http.Cookie = regsuball(req.http.Cookie, "(^|;\s*)(_[_a-zA-Z0-9\-]+)=[^;]*", "");
	set req.http.Cookie = regsuball(req.http.Cookie, "(^|;\s*)(utm[a-z]+)=[^;]*", "");
	# Remove the Avanser phone tracking cookies
	set req.http.Cookie = regsuball(req.http.Cookie, "(^|;\s*)(AUA[0-9]+)=[^;]*", "");
	# Remove the StatCounter cookies
	set req.http.Cookie = regsuball(req.http.Cookie, "(^|;\s*)(sc_is_visitor_unique)=[^;]*", "");

	# Remove a ";" prefix, if present.
	set req.http.Cookie = regsub(req.http.Cookie, "^;\s*", "");

	# remove empty cookie
	if (req.http.Cookie == "") {
		unset req.http.cookie;
# remove adwords gclid parameter
set req.url = regsuball(req.url,"\?gclid=[^&]+$",""); # strips when QS = "?gclid=AAA"
set req.url = regsuball(req.url,"\?gclid=[^&]+&","?"); # strips when QS = "?gclid=AAA&foo=bar"
set req.url = regsuball(req.url,"&gclid=[^&]+",""); # strips when QS = "?foo=bar&gclid=AAA" or QS = "?foo=bar&gclid=AAA&bar=baz"
# strip hash, server doesn't need it
if (req.url ~ "\#") {
	set req.url = regsub(req.url, "\#.*$", "");
# Strip a trailing questionsmark if it exists
if (req.url ~ "\?$") {
	set req.url = regsub(req.url, "\?$", "");

type: fetch

title: remove cookie header from static content

if (bereq.url ~ ".*\.(?:css|js)(?=\?|&|$)") { 
	unset beresp.http.set-cookie;
if (bereq.url ~ ".*\.(?:bmp|png|gif|jpg|jpeg|ico|pcx|tif|tiff|au|mid|midi|mpa|mp3|ogg|m4a|ra|wma|wav|cda|avi|mpg|mpeg|asf|wmv|m4v|mov|mkv|mp4|ogv|webm|swf|flv|ram|rm)(?=\?|&|$)") {
	unset beresp.http.set-cookie;
if (bereq.url ~ ".*\.(?:doc|docx|txt|rtf|xls|xlsx|pages|ppt|pptx|pps|csv|cab|arj|tar|zip|zipx|sit|sitx|gz|tgz|bz2|ace|arc|pkg|dmg|hqx|jar|pdf)(?=\?|&|$)") {
	unset beresp.http.set-cookie;
if (bereq.url ~ ".*\.(?:woff|woff2|eot|ttf|otf|svg)(?=\?|&|$)") {
	unset beresp.http.set-cookie;

type: deliver

title: remove session cookie for non-form pages

if (
	(resp.http.Content-Type ~ "^text/html") &&
	(req.http.Cookie) &&
	!(req.url ~ "^/(Security|admin|dev)") &&
	!(req.url ~ "stage=") &&
	!(req.method == "POST") &&
	!(req.http.Cookie ~ "sslogin=") &&
	!(resp.http.Chache-Control ~ "no-store")
) {
	set resp.http.set-cookie = "PHPSESSID=deleted; Expires=Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT; Path=/; HttpOnly";

GEO fencing

To serve different content based on the user's location add the following VCL snippet to your Fastly configuration:

# sub routine: recv(vcl_recv)
set req.http.client-geo-country = client.geo.country_code;
set req.http.client-geo-continent = client.geo.continent_code;
set req.http.client-geo-city =
set req.http.client-geo-longitude = client.geo.longitude
set req.http.client-geo-latitude = client.geo.latitude

You can choose any or all of the lines above to add to your config, depending on what you need.

For continent and country codes, automatic VARY headers are added to all page requests. You can override this behaviour in your own page controllers using the updateVaryHeader method.

See and for further information.


BSD 3-Clause License, see License