HAProxy vs Squid: What are the differences?
What is HAProxy? The Reliable, High Performance TCP/HTTP Load Balancer. HAProxy (High Availability Proxy) is a free, very fast and reliable solution offering high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications.
What is Squid? A caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. 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.
HAProxy belongs to "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" category of the tech stack, while Squid can be primarily classified under "Web Cache".
Squid is an open source tool with 560 GitHub stars and 202 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Squid's open source repository on GitHub.
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