How To Install and Configure Squid 3 on CentOS

Install and Configure Squid 3 on CentOS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of Squid on your CentOS server. For those of you who didn’t know, Squid is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. Squid proxy is used by various organisation and internet providers to reduce bandwidth and to increase response time.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Squid in CentOS linux server.

Install and Configure Squid 3 on CentOS

Step 1. To install, first you must update yum repository and packages by typing the below command:

Step 2. Installing Squid 3.

Install squid package and dependencies using the below command :


Step 3. Configuration Squid.

Edit squid configuration file ‘/etc/squid/squid.conf’

Step 4. Create our authentication file which Squid can use to verify for user authentications:


Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed squid. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing squid proxy on CentOS system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official squid web site.

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