Update: UNIXY launches Fastlayer, the HTTP accelerator for the cloud powered by Varnish! For more information, visit fastlayer.com
The cPanel and DirectAdmin Varnish plugin is finally here! The most awaited killer app in the high-traffic Web hosting world! UNIXy is very pleased to announce the release of the very FIRST & ONLY Varnish cPanel script! This Varnish app will make your cPanel server fly! This killer app comes with a straight forward interface integrated with cPanel WHM! Unlike Nginx, the UNIXy Varnish cPanel app does not mess with Apache virtual hosts nor does it interfere with PHP or cPanel itself. Run it on your VPS! Run it on your dedicated server! Run it on your cluster! This script is FREE of charge to UNIXY customers! Furthermore, our clients enjoy 50% to 80% more performance from additional Varnish tweaks by having us manage their server or cluster. This service is complimentary. It's our way of saying welcome and thank you!
The above benchmark results were obtained by putting both Litespeed and Varnish+Apache under the same stress conditions, resource availability, and network conditions. Needless to say, the Apache / Varnish configuration is miles ahead of Litespeed. It serves requests faster AND uses much less memory. Details of the benchmark and conditions are available here: http://www.unixy.net/apache-vs-litespeed/
Litespeed Tech has been running a desperate online campaign to undermine the performance of Varnish Cache even though independent benchmarks of Varnish+Apache vs Litespeed have shown that Varnish/Apache is 500 req/s FASTER than Litespeed. Also, several independent testers have confirmed that their Web sites "feel" faster with Varnish than when running Litespeed (even when Litespeed Cache is enabled).
There are so many reasons to run this script on your cPanel server. Is it the performance gain? Is it the stability? Or is it
the fact that you're benefiting from UNIXY's years of experience in this area?
FASTER than Nginx, Litespeed, and Lighttpd*
Serves pages FASTER from MEMORY instead of disks.
Absolutely free 14-day trial. UNIXY customers get it for Free!
Reduces server load to levels never seen before.
No Apache Virtual Hosts or Rewrite rules voodoo. Keep Apache & PHP.
The UNIXY cPanel plugin comes with a Web interface to manage Varnish via cPanel WHM. The cPanel app takes the complexity out of Varnish in a consolidated one-stop interface. The script allows you to uninstall Varnish, modify Varnish settings, lookup caching stats, refresh the Varnish cache, restart Varnish, and much more!
The script installation is straightforward and trouble free. It takes less than one minute to have Varnish up and running!
cPanel WHM or DirectAdmin
CentOS / RHEL 5.x and 6.x - Supports 32-bit and 64-bit
Python >= 2.4 (Installed by default on CentOS / Redhat cPanel WHM)
200Mhz CPU w/ 24MB RAM for Installation
Apache 2.0.x, 2.2.x, or 2.4.x w/ PHP
PCRE Lib - Auto-Installed
PHP Curl SSL Libraries (via EasyApache or Custombuild)