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Discussion in 'System Administration' started by dooma, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. dooma

    dooma Active Member

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    Hello,

    I'd like to ask about reverse proxy and its role/importance in the website, is it recommended? and why people always say that they setup nginx + reverse proxy ? why not apach/litespeed + reverse proxy ?

    @eva2000 wrote in this page that cloudflare is a reverse proxy and there're another types so like what ?

    Do you use reverse proxy ?

    Thanks
     
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Reverse proxy is just a web server that sits in front of a backend server. Usually a more performant server sits in front of a less performing server to improve performance and/or to redirect requests to more than one backend server (load balancers). Nginx is commonly used as reverse proxy because of its performance and scalability. Litespeed can be used but its commercial paid product so not as commonly used compared to Nginx.
     
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