🔗 How big of a system do I need to run Squid?
There are no hard-and-fast rules. The most important resource for Squid is physical memory, so put as much in your Squid box as you can. Your processor does not need to be ultra-fast. We recommend buying whatever is economical at the time.
Your disk system will be the major bottleneck, so fast disks are important for high-volume caches. SCSI disks generally perform better than ATA, if you can afford them. Serial ATA (SATA) performs somewhere between the two. Your system disk, and logfile disk can probably be IDE without losing any cache performance.
The ratio of memory-to-disk can be important. We recommend that you have at least 32 MB of RAM for each GB of disk space that you plan to use for caching.
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