How To Install Squid Proxy Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install Squid Proxy Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Squid Proxy Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. 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 Proxy Server on an Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.

Install Squid Proxy Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Squid Proxy on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Squid proxy package is available from the Ubuntu repositories. It can be installed by running the command:

Step 3. Configure Squid Proxy.

First, you’ll need to do a basic configuration before you can use the Squid Proxy server:

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


After making changes to the config file, save the file and restart the squid server service to effect the changes using the following command entered at a terminal prompt:

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Squid. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Squid Proxy Server on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Squid website.

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