Back in 2006 or in the early days after i started this blog. I wrote about Installing Squid Cache on Windows. And i think i should rewrite it again because some parts in the old post is missing (back when this blog started, this blog is hosted at WordPress.com and when i moved to a self hosted solution there are some errors in the importing process and although i know about that since a long time ago i’m just too lazy to rewrite it again lol). But well … what’s done is done :)
Anyway, before we begin, make sure that you have downloaded Squid Windows Binary Package / Squid for Windows that can be downloaded from Acmeconsulting. And you have extracted it somewhere on your hard drive. In this post, i choose to extract it to “C:\Squid” due to hardcoded path and beside most people don’t like to read long post. So if you changed Squid location, make sure to adjust it accordingly. And don’t worry the actual installation process is fast. The other steps described here are optional unless you need it
And as a note, i wrote this post (tested) on Windows 7 x64 with UAC Enabled using Squid 2.7 Stable 8 and i’m pretty sure as it will work with earlier version of Windows as well. And No! you don’t need to turn off UAC because turning UAC off isn’t a good solution
And now let’s get started
If you’re using Squid Cache Proxy as your own proxy server, maybe you’ve experience Squid always returning the old cache even if the website itself already changed. If that’s the case then the only solution is by Purging the old cache from Squid cache. And there’s two method to do this. The first method is by deleting all of your squid cache but this would cause all of your cache lost and i don’t think you want that happen, right ? But don’t worry there’s other alternative and that’s by using PURGE command on squid.
Please see the new post about Installing Squid Proxy on Windows instead for proper version
Here’s another guide again by me to configure / installing Squid Cache Proxy to be an Anonymous Proxy Server and filtering some ads / banners (on Windows not Linux since most Linux users already know about this) :) (more…)