Alternatives to Squid for all platforms with any license

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  • Privoxy icon

    Privoxy

    Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data and HTTP headers, controlling access, and removing ads and other obnoxious Internet junk. Privoxy has a flexible...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • It accomplishes the same thing except for one feature: the caching aspect.
      Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • squid increases speed by storing caching specific http, curl requests.
      Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • No caching function. Primary usage of squid.
      Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Varnish icon

    Varnish

    Varnish Cache is an open source, state of the art HTTP application accelerator. You can install it on your HTTP server and it makes your application more accessible. The open source community for the fastest web accelerator in...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Polipo

    A small and fast caching web proxy (a web cache, an HTTP proxy, a proxy server). Polipo can be used in place of ad-filtering, privacy-enhancing proxies such as Junkbuster, Privoxy or WWWOFFLE. As Polipo has much more refined HTTP...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued From the official website, "Polipo is obsolete. When it was first written, Polipo was probably the best HTTP proxy available. Since then, the web protocols have changed, and Polipo hasn't kept up — it has no support for HTTP/2.0 or the WebSocket protocol. Polipo will no longer be maintained."
  • Acrylic DNS Proxy

    Acrylic is a local DNS proxy which improves the performance of your computer by caching the responses coming from your DNS servers.

    Open Source Windows

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    Proxomitron

    For those who have not yet been introduced, meet the Proxomitron: a free, highly flexible, user-configurable, small but very powerful, local HTTP web-filtering proxy. To become better acquainted, please see our online version of the...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last version, 4.5, released on June 2003, is still downloadable from the official website
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    Proximodo

    Proximodo is a loopback proxy server, seemingly a fork of proxomitron though likely abandonware. Unlike Proxomitron its developer is not existentially challenged. Additionally Proximodo can use Proxomitron filters. Unfortunately it...

    Open Source Windows

  • GlimmerBlocker icon

    GlimmerBlocker

    The problem with other ad-blockers for Safari is that they are implemented as awful hacks: as an InputManager and/or ApplicationEnhancer. This compromises the stability of Safari and very often create problems when Apple releases a...

    Open Source Mac Safari

  • CCProxy icon

    CCProxy

    Want to share Internet connection? Get every computer online through a single Internet connection? Maximize the efficiency of your Internet access on a limited budget? Look no further! Get CCProxy, a small Internet sharing software!...

    Freemium Windows

  • TinyProxy icon

    TinyProxy

    Tinyproxy is a light-weight HTTP/HTTPS proxy daemon for POSIX operating systems. It is free software, and supports transparent and reverse proxying.

    Open Source Linux

  • Artica Proxy icon

    Artica Proxy

    Artica Proxy is an appliance that claim to manage Squid-cache proxy with all features that Squid Cache provides. With the Artica Web interface you can monitor, manage get statistics of your proxy service. Artica Proxy provides ISOs...

    Open Source Linux

  • 3proxy

    3Proxy tiny free proxy server is really tiny cross-platform (Win32/Win64&Unix) freeware proxy servers set. It includes HTTP proxy with HTTPS and FTP support, SOCKSv4/SOCKSv4.5/SOCKSv5 proxy (socks/socks.exe), POP3 proxy, SMTP...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Warning This site has a poor reputation on WOT. You can see the comments on http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/3proxy.ru#page-3
  • JanaServer (Jana) icon

    JanaServer (Jana)

    Http, Ftp, Gopher und Https Proxy. Mit Http- Email Server und Real Player Proxy. The JanaServer 2 is amongst other things a proxy server, that makes it possible for LAN members, everyone or a group as a part of the LAN, to access...

    Free Personal Windows

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    FreeProxy

    Feature summary from website: * Internet connection sharing with demand dialling * HTTP proxy, including FTP over HTTP * SOCKS5 * SMTP & POP email proxy * NNTP proxy * Outlook Express / Hotmail email...

    Free Windows

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    WinGate

    WinGate Proxy Server is a highly capable integrated Proxy server, firewall and email server designed for access control, security and communications needs. What you do get is all the features of Standard license for 3 concurrent users.

    Freemium Windows

  • Apache Traffic Server icon

    Apache Traffic Server

    Formerly a commercial product, Yahoo! donated it to the Apache Foundation, and it is now an Apache TLP. Caching Improve your response time, while reducing server load and bandwidth needs by caching and reusing frequently-requested...

    Open Source Mac Linux Self-Hosted FreeBSD

  • SquidMan icon

    SquidMan

    SquidMan is a MacOS X graphical installer and manager for the Squid proxy cache. It is designed to operate as a "personal" proxy server. When you run Squid on a MacOS X computer, it can: cache downloaded content...

    Free Mac

  • ExaProxy

    ExaProxy is a a high-performance non-caching proxy. It is able to filter HTTP traffic using third party scripts in your favorite programming language.

    Free Mac Linux BSD

  • gate.js

    gate - Performance & scalable I/O forward & reverse HTTP proxy based on node.js + V8 a real alternative to Squid & NGINX

    Free Personal Mac Linux BSD

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For Windows?

Comment by Artemp
about Squid Oct 2013

No open source proxy server alternative for Windows? :(

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