What is Squid?
Squid reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Squid has extensive access controls and makes a great server accelerator. It runs on most available operating systems, including Windows and is licensed under the GNU GPL.
Squid is a tool in the Web Cache category of a tech stack.
Squid is an open source tool with 1.2K GitHub stars and 342 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Squid's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Squid?
12 companies reportedly use Squid in their tech stacks, including Oxylabs, Buzzvil, and WeGift.
71 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Squid.
Pros of Squid
Easy to config
Web application accelerator
Squid Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Squid?
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