How to install squid in windows 7

To install Squid in Windows 7

Squid is a proxy/cache tool with a variety of acl configurations and it is released under GPL 3. It is usually used to reduce bandwidth and to increase response time. It is also used to filter traffic on HTTP, FTP and HTTPS. It also increases the speed for a web server via caching. It is so simple to install Squid and in this article, you will learn about the method to install and configure Squid on Windows.  


Installing Squid

Go to the official Squid website and download the Squid installation package. 
Squid

 

Next, open the downloaded file in file manager. 
Manager

 


And then execute the downloaded file, and for that click run
execute


After that, you need to proceed with the Next option.  
Proceed


In the next page, select I accept, and click Next
Page


Check the details and click Next to proceed further. 
Details


Now, you shall click the Install button to trigger the installation. 
Trigger


Your Squid is getting installed now. 
Squid

 

When this page appears, you need to click Finish.  It means that your installation has been completed. 
Finish

 

 

Now that the installation has been completed, you can click on the squid icon in task bar and open squid configuration.  
Bar


The squid configuration page appears. 
Config

 

In that, you need to open the squid folder. 
Folder

 

Your Squid folder looks like the one given in the following image. 
 image

 

Later, enable the port in firewall, and for that open the firewall. 
Firefall


The firewall settings is now open. Click on the advanced settings option. 
Open


In Advanced Settings, you choose the Inbound rules from the left panel. 
Inbound

 

And then, click on the New rule option. 
Rule

 

Later, select the port and click Next to proceed further. 
Port

 

And after that, you need to select TCP and enter the port number, after which you need to click Next.
tcp

 

After that, you shall choose the Next option. 

Allow

 

And after that, you need to choose the Next option
next

 

In your New Inbound Rule Wizard, you need to give the name and click Finish
Finish

 

Chech if things are proper in the Inbound Rules. 
Rule

The installation process of Squid has been completed. 


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