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A caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more
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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 716 GitHub stars and 245 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Squid's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Squid?

9 companies reportedly use Squid in their tech stacks, including Buzzvil, Securly, and BlipJar.

36 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Squid.

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Why developers like Squid?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Squid

Squid Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Squid?
Kong is a scalable, open source API Layer (also known as an API Gateway, or API Middleware). Kong controls layer 4 and 7 traffic and is extended through Plugins, which provide extra functionality and services beyond the core platform.
Varnish Cache is a web application accelerator also known as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. You install it in front of any server that speaks HTTP and configure it to cache the contents. Varnish Cache is really, really fast. It typically speeds up delivery with a factor of 300 - 1000x, depending on your architecture.
Apache Traffic Server
It is a fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2.0 compliant caching proxy server.Improve your response time, while reducing server load and bandwidth needs by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages, images, and web ser
Edge Compute Platform gives Dev and Ops engineers the access and control they need to run compute workloads on a distributed edge.
nuster is a high performance HTTP proxy cache server and RESTful NoSQL cache server based on HAProxy.
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Squid's Followers
40 developers follow Squid to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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