Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Squid - caching proxy for web applications

clipped from www.squid-cache.org

Squid: Optimising Web Delivery

Squid is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more.
It 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 Unix
and Windows and is licensed under the GNU GPL.

Website Content Acceleration and Distribution

Thousands of web-sites around the Internet use Squid to drastically increase
their content delivery. Squid can reduce your server load and improve
delivery speeds to clients. Squid can also be used to deliver content from
around the world - copying only the content being used, rather than
inefficiently copying everything. Finally, Squid's advanced content routing
configuration allows you to build content clusters to route and load balance
requests via a variety of web servers.