optimizing my VPS proxy for windows browsing
Posted on 2010-11-15
Hi, can you share a few suggestions to configure a decent web proxy running linux? I am frequently in China and other places with filtered internet access, so I'd like to connect to my linux server via putty, and browse the web freely.
I have ordered a linux VPS that runs CentOS. the VPS has 128MB of memory only. its sole purpose is to be used as a proxy for my personal use.
Is there anything I can do on the server side that will make the VPS perform better? I had heard that squid was the best linux proxy, is this true? Is there a basic "howto" for people without linux experience? should I change the O/S to Ubuntu or is CentOS ok for my purposes?