[ILUG] Squid vs Apache2
linux at sweetnam.eu
Fri Jan 4 11:25:09 GMT 2008
Bernhard D Rohrer wrote:
> Hi folks
> I have always wondered why people use Squid, when Apache2 also has
> proxy functionality. Performance?
> Thanks for any enlightenment
It depends on what you want to proxy. Squid is a caching proxy and is
usually used to connect clients on a network to the internet. Apache
mod_proxy can be used for the same purpose without the caching
functionality. Apaches mod_proxy is more typically used as a reverse
proxy to redirect a URL to another server. Squid can also be used for
this also but Squid can be configured to cache those requests and to
accellerate content delivery.
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