Squid VS Apache

Compare Squid vs Apache and see what are their differences.


Squid Web Proxy Cache (by squid-cache)


Mirror of Apache HTTP Server. Issues: http://issues.apache.org (by apache)
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Squid Apache
10 34
1,220 2,896
2.1% 1.1%
8.5 9.6
about 13 hours ago about 8 hours ago
C++ C
GNU General Public License v3.0 only Apache License 2.0
The number of mentions indicates the total number of mentions that we've tracked plus the number of user suggested alternatives.
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For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


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 Apache. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-12.
  • Flashback
    1 project | reddit.com/r/funny | 27 Dec 2021
    That shit has nothing to do with Apache webserver
  • Where to gain technical knowledge as a complete beginner?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/SaaS | 24 Dec 2021
    For testing you should be fine with built-in PHP server. But for anything complex consider Apache server. Information on Apache Server: https://httpd.apache.org/
  • Team 'print to console' assemble
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor | 12 Dec 2021
    Apache has multiple "server" projects- Apache HTTP Server is an a server program written in C, while Apache Tomcat is a server program written in Java.
  • The Easiest Way to Dockerize a PHP Application
    5 projects | dev.to | 29 Nov 2021
    We will use its fat image, as it comes with Apache, Superconic, and Composer and it already has common PHP extensions enabled.
  • Port management in your local Kubernetes cluster
    2 projects | dev.to | 28 Nov 2021
    Apache HTTP Server
  • Geofence your self-hosted API's
    6 projects | dev.to | 27 Nov 2021
    Caddy is an awesome web server alternative to nginx and apache (httpd). Caddy is written in Go, is a much more performant and extensible web server (in my opinion). With Caddy, you can host basic files or reverse proxy your API's, which is how I use it. I use Caddy because of its automatic TLS functionality so I don't have to worry about manual creation of certificates and keys.
  • Latest version of httpd on Ubuntu
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 10 Nov 2021
    Hi all, I've notices that my web-server runs a pretty old httpd version. Version 2.4.29 to be specific. This version is from November ob 2017 what I can see in the tag on GitHub: https://github.com/apache/httpd/releases/tag/2.4.29. The current Version would be 2.4.51, but I don't get any newer versions from apt nor can I find pre-build binaries for those versions on the Apache HTTPD website.
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 10 Nov 2021
    Its a Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS Oh I didn't know that but I was referring to HTTPD as in the project name on https://httpd.apache.org not the package name installed on my server. I didn't know that there is a difference in the package name between distributions.
  • No HTTPS connections after problematic Fedora 33 -> 35 upgrade
    1 project | reddit.com/r/firefox | 3 Nov 2021
    I can open http://httpd.apache.org/ for example, but the image in the top right doesn't load, because it uses a HTTPS URL. Trying to open any other URLs via HTTPS leads to nothing. Firefox doesn't even seem to try and doesn't give any errors. Vivaldi works fine.
  • Age of Empires 4 - Review Thread
    1 project | reddit.com/r/Games | 26 Oct 2021
    Having a really basic looking website is kind of a badge of honor for most backend tech products. Apache is the most popular webserver in the world, it runs like 25% of the web, and their website looks like this.

What are some alternatives?

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

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

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

HAProxy - HAProxy documentation

traefik - The Cloud Native Application Proxy

socks5-proxy-server - SOCKS5 proxy server

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

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

Caddy - Fast, multi-platform web server with automatic HTTPS

Swiperproxy - A Python-based HTTP/HTTPS-proxy.