A reverse proxy is an intermediate server that sits between clients and web servers. It serves as a front-end and is responsible for handling all client requests and forwarding them to the backend server. For better privacy and security, you may need to implement a reverse proxy in front of a web server.
Apache and Nginx both are very popular open-source web servers used by thousands of users worldwide. Nginx hosts static websites, proxy servers, and caching servers. While Apache is used to host dynamic websites, you can also configure Nginx as a reverse proxy for Apache webserver to get advantages of both web servers.
In this post, we will show you how to configure Nginx as a reverse proxy for the Apache web servers on Arch Linux. (more…)