Squid VS Caddy

Compare Squid vs Caddy and see what are their differences.

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Squid Caddy
10 141
1,220 36,412
2.1% 3.1%
8.5 9.1
about 15 hours ago 6 days ago
C++ Go
GNU General Public License v3.0 only Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Squid. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-17.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Caddy. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-10.
  • Autosaved puts an end to the developer anxiety caused by uncommitted Git changes
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/opensource | 10 Jan 2022
    Since you’re moving over your blog and whatnot, do you have any thoughts on switching from nginx to https://caddyserver.com ? It supports almost everything nginx does out of the box with a lot cleaner syntax, pretty extensive docs that make moving over fairly painless, and the community is very helpful overall. If not, that’s fine. I just haven’t seen an Nginx 403 in forever. 🤣
  • How scared should I be of having open ports for SSH and HTTP?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/HomeNetworking | 9 Jan 2022
    I would also add that if the app or site that you run port 80 does not support HTTPS, you can fix that by putting a reverse proxy such as Caddy (https://caddyserver.com) in front of it (since Caddy and some others handles HTTPS>HTTP proxying and sorts the certificate out for you automatically).
  • What's the best OS to host a server on for a total noob?
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/admincraft | 6 Jan 2022
    - Pterodactyl is pretty nice, but if you are going to install it, PLEASE purchase a domain, and take the time to learn how to use something like Caddy to automatically grab an HTTPS certificate for you so you can secure the connection to your server. Otherwise, you'll be exposing your Minecraft server files to anyone with a bit of hacking experience, as everything you send to the server will not be encrypted (this is also why you never use FTP).
  • Nginx gracefully upgrades executable on the fly
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Jan 2022
    We did this for Caddy 1 too [1]. It was really cool. I am not sure how many people used this feature, so I haven't implemented it for Caddy 2 yet, and in the ~two years that Caddy 2 has been released, I've only had the request once. It's a bit tricky/tedious to do properly, but I'm willing to bring it over to Caddy 2 with a sufficient sponsorship.

    [1]: https://github.com/caddyserver/caddy/blob/v1/upgrade.go

  • Hacking Caddy
    1 project | dev.to | 3 Jan 2022
    > git clone https://github.com/caddyserver/caddy.git > cd caddy/cmd/caddy > go build
  • Why I'm Using HTTP Basic Auth in 2022
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Jan 2022
    Caddy comes with basic auth support because it's still useful for a lot of use cases.

    IMO the biggest weakness of basicauth (when deployed over TLS) is the fact that most server configurations store the passwords in plaintext, usually in a config file. Caddy does not allow this, as you have to use a secure hash on the password before adding it to your config: https://caddyserver.com/docs/modules/http.authentication.pro...

    Of course, password hashes are slow, so KDF'ing a plaintext string at every HTTP request can grind even powerful servers to a halt. So Caddy can optionally cache hash results in memory (we do expect memory to be safer than a config file -- and Go is a memory-safe language in this regard). And while this can introduce nuanced timing variances (fast if recently hashed), they do not necessarily correspond to correct passwords.

    If you think this stuff is interesting and want to help make Caddy's basic auth even better, feel free to contribute or sponsor: https://github.com/caddyserver/caddy

  • Best reverse proxy setup with ssl
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 1 Jan 2022
  • Hosting multiple django web apps
    1 project | reddit.com/r/django | 30 Dec 2021
    Checkout Caddy (https://caddyserver.com/). Its simpler to set up than nginx (IMO) and automatically takes care of TLS.
  • I've made a cute landing page builder with my open-source SAAS template
    1 project | reddit.com/r/reactjs | 28 Dec 2021
    For the custom domain feature I'm using a Caddy server on a Digital Ocean droplet.
  • Golang + sveltekit
    6 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 23 Dec 2021
    Mermaid is mainly a frontend situation so for good go code I would suggest looking at caddy (https://github.com/caddyserver/caddy) just because it's open source and a lot of people are resorting to it because of the speed and efficiency of Golang. the Go-ethereum protocol is pretty cool as well, but that is truly just a repo of modules (good code tho!). Do understand that Golang doesn't require the implementation Rust requires but types are much more severe. Meaning you can paint yourself into a corner and really hurt your development time (tried to create an enum in API and creating them in Golang is literally torture); however, it has a vast array of tools so the idea is conceptualizing all mission-critical pieces rather than remembering how to write pieces of code or worry about condensing code.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Squid and Caddy you can also consider the following projects:

Tinyproxy - tinyproxy - a light-weight HTTP/HTTPS proxy daemon for POSIX operating systems

traefik - The Cloud Native Application Proxy

envoy - Cloud-native high-performance edge/middle/service proxy

HAProxy - HAProxy documentation

Nginx - An official read-only mirror of http://hg.nginx.org/nginx/ which is updated hourly. Pull requests on GitHub cannot be accepted and will be automatically closed. The proper way to submit changes to nginx is via the nginx development mailing list, see http://nginx.org/en/docs/contributing_changes.html

socks5-proxy-server - SOCKS5 proxy server

Nginx Proxy Manager - Docker container for managing Nginx proxy hosts with a simple, powerful interface

caddy-docker-proxy - Caddy as a reverse proxy for Docker