The cPanel Varnish Plugin is a feature-rich software product built by UNIXy, a fully managed server company, that enables owners of cPanel WHM servers to install, control, and manage Varnish Cache from the comfort of their cPanel WHM interface. The plugin includes several features that go beyond the installation of Varnish. We have engineered the most stable, reliable, and fastest VCL in the market. We have perfected the plugin and improved it to include features that would otherwise cost thousands of dollars to implement. Your websites load at record speeds while maintaining compatibility with the cPanel technosystem including EasyApache, Apache, an PHP modules and extensions.
Varnish Cache Made Friendly
The plugin takes less than a minute to install and run. The Varnish Configuration Language comes fully enabled and compatible with your scripts and software. Streamline your Varnish deployments and management.
Compatibility and Performance
We have engineered the plugin so Apache and PHP continue to run unaffected. Your software is guaranteed to be compatible with the VCL logic. Best of all you gain a whole new world of performance, stability, and features.
The plugin is able to cache SSL/TLS traffic by SSL-terminating traffic on the fly and routing it through Varnish. This is in addition to improved
TLS handshake and session caching.
WordPress, Magento, and Drupal Add-ons
Starting from plugin version 2.2.0, we have released script-specific add-ons for WordPress, Magento, and Drupal. This means Varnish delivers even
greater performance for these scripts while maintaining full compatibility. Read more.
WordPress and Drupal Warp
Warp is an add-on solution targeted at Wordpress and Drupal powered Web sites. It's a one-click solution for end users who simply want their websites to load faster than the rest of the Web.
Enhanced Security Rules
We have gone above and beyond to enhance the plugin with VCL native Modsecurity rules that will protect your server from SQL injection, hacking attempts, and malicious activity. Varnish's multi-threading architecture
makes it tenacious and a strong deterant of Denial of Service attacks.
The plugin has matured to include over 20 features ranging from convenience and performance to security. With a few mouse clicks, you now have unprecedented access and control of performance, security, and stability.
End User Features
Your end users enjoy the best experience. They have access to cPanel controls that gives them granular control over Varnish caching, down to the subdomain level. They can turn on/off caching, adjust file / page
caching, and purge the cache all from a simple screen without needing to enter a single support request.
Varnish-Powered Fully Managed Servers
UNIXY is a fully managed server provider with data center locations around the world including Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta, and Rotterdam NL. Our understanding and mastery of Varnish and its programming language (VCL) has
put us in a unique position to help our clients speed up their websites 100% to 400% more over the plugin itself! While the plugin's performance is an industry record in term of performance, our managed service goes
even further in our quest to deliver scalable and lightening fast configurations for our clients.
Our fully managed service is unique and very affordable. Our servers are priced competitively and start at $45/mo. Best of all, our fully managed service is already included in the price that you see online in our store. You
don't pay a dime extra to get access to our superior engineering department. We have developed technology for virtually every software product out there from phpFox, vBulletin, Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, and many others. We
are always more than happy to help our clients.
The below 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).
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 / CloudLinux 5.x, 6.x, and 7.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 5.x, 6.x and 7.x
EasyApache 3 and 4
PCRE Lib - Auto-Installed
PHP Curl SSL Libraries (via EasyApache or Custombuild)
Varnish is a registered trademark belonging to "Varnish Software".