Squid is a caching proxy server that can help reduce internet bandwidth usage and improving response time of loading a website by caching and re-using frequently opened web page. Squid reduce the bandwidth usage and accelerate the website loading by caching static website objects such as images, flash objects and text files, with some modification Squid can cache larger files such as PDF, MP3, executable, flash videos, etc.

Last week ago my client ask me to install squid on his computers. First time I meet problem because I’m not familiar with windows 7 (XP Still the best for me). The mostly problem I meet is I can’t install squid as windows 7 service. Anyway I finally found the way to do this… Want to know? keep reading this tutorial…

Preparation before you install squid:

  1. Squid 2.7
  2. Squid.conf sample

The step to install squid on windows 7:

1. Extract squid 7 and put it on example “c:\squid“.

2. Get squid.conf sample and save it as “squid.conf” put this files on example “c:\squid\etc

3. Now the important step! we have to disable UAC (User Account Control) if we didn’t disable this we will got problem on installing squid as windows service. Mostly a lot of people try to install squid on windows 7 has problem on this step.

Control Panel -> System and Security -> Change User Account Control Settings

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