UNIXy Next – Refocus

I wish a very happy new year to everyone reading this blog entry. And especially to our clients to whom I give my most heartfelt thanks for continuing to place their trust in us.

The start of 2017 is an excellent time to reflect upon the past few years and set a clear direction forward. But first, we must reflect deeply on who we are as an organization, what got us here, and why we’re doing what we’re doing. The work we do at UNIXy is central to individuals, organizations, upstarts, and businesses needing to manage the increasingly complex world that is online presence. Simply put, we help people.

This reductionist thinking is important in that it externalizes itself in ways and actions that permeate our culture. Our culture lives on helping our clients meet their online needs. This is often embodied in our slogan that is Truly Fully Managed Servers. But as we zoom into our culture and out to what we actually do, we must be very specific about what is it that we do or don’t do for our clients. The minute we begin to outline the dos and donts, we’ve already failed them. And this is where reductionist stance of helping people collapses.


In light of a fluid and changing online world where multiple services are needed to bring an online presence to life, I’ve sat down to refocus our mission in a crystal-clear and all-encompassing way. The tenets of our managed services are enumerated in the above illustration so as to leave not an iota of doubt as to what you should expect from us.

The four tenets are: support, security, performance, and outreach. Outreach fills the gaping void that glues everything together so our clients succeed online. Outreach is the part where UNIXy goes above and beyond to meet the clients’ needs whether the totality of their services reside with us or partially elsewhere in the cloud.

I’m looking forward to the coming months as we execute on this mission.

Yours sincerely,

Joe Hmamouche

Has your own firewall blocked you? We have an app for that!

Server owners tend to be power users as they access multiple services (Web, control panel, email, SSH, etc) on their server within a very short time span. This can generally trigger an IP block at the firewall. If you happen to be on the go and haven’t had a chance to whitelist your mobile IP, you’re out of luck (well not really because we’re still here to help 24/7)! But power users are POWER users! So we empower them so they can unblock themselves without needing to enter a single request with us.


Firewall Unblock Tool

All you need to do from now on is access http://unblock.unixy.net/ and be unblocked from your server! And… done!



cPanel Varnish LiteSpeed Plugin v2.2.0. Simply Amazing!

The cPanel Varnish LiteSpeed Plugin has received a brand new update with features that will make your Websites pull at 250% faster page loads from the previous plugin release. Yes, that’s 250% speed improvement on top of any LiteSpeed cache option. The Scripts Store now includes Varnish Warp add-ons for WordPress, Magento, and Drupal. This is the smartest acceleration available anywhere on the Web.

Knowledge Base: http://www.unixy.net/secure/knowledgebase/37/Scripts-Store


Managed dedicated server with Varnish and Nginx for $49/mo

We have added a set of managed servers powered by the ARM platform to our pantheon of services. These ARM servers sport a 64GB eSSD drive, 2GB RAM, a quad core CPU, and a quad core GPU! All for the very affordable rate of $49/mo!

ARM server

ARM server

This line of managed dedicated servers run the open source control panel Virtualmin, MySQL 5.5, PHP-FPM, Varnish, Nginx, and much more!

Introducing Varnish Warp for Magento, WordPress, and Drupal

It appears to be a recurrent theme for us to claim that this or that release of the Varnish Cache plugin has the most amazing feature yet. I think, however, that this is a very positive thing. It means we continue to improve upon our work. We continue to push ourselves to deliver the fastest page loading experience. And, we don’t settle for anything less.

 Scripts Store Varnish Warp

The Scripts Store has now been provisioned with Magento, WordPress, and Drupal Warp implementations. What this means is that your Varnish-powered cPanel WHM server can now deliver pages at unprecedented speeds. The Varnish Warp add-on builds a custom VCL for Websites running either Magento, WordPress, and/or Drupal. The performance improvement is amazing, to say the very least!

Varnish Warp

A knowledge base of more than 30 articles has been prepared with more articles being written every day at https://www.unixy.net/secure/knowledgebase/37/Scripts-Store

IP Passthru

This feature is for folks who need to work on a fresh copy of their website without their work being cached by Varnish.

IP Passthru

IP Passthru

The cache pass-through is done via IP as illustrated in the screen shot below. You can exclude a visitor’s (developer) IP(s) for specific URLs they need to work on. All other visitors’ traffic is unchanged (cached).

passthru list

I hope you enjoy this latest installment of the cPanel Varnish Plugin release. Keep an eye out on this blog for features to come.