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Setting up Nginx as a reverse proxy for Node.js App

Okay.. but what is a reverse proxy?

A reverse proxy is a web server that centralizes internal services and provides unified interfaces to the public. Requests from clients are forwarded to a server that can fulfill it before the reverse proxy returns the server’s response to the client.

Nginx is a popular choice to use as a reverse proxy for your node.js application.

Got it. Now let’s set up Nginx

Let’s say your nodejs server is running locally on localhost:3000.

We will set up Nginx to get the request and forward the request to our nodejs server.

Installing Nginx on ubuntu

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nginx

Configure Nginx

  1. Disable the default, virtual host
unlink /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default

2. Create a configuration file

cd /etc/nginx/sites-available
sudo nano reverse-proxy.conf

3. Put the following content in the file

server {
listen 80;
listen [::]:80;

access_log /var/log/nginx/reverse-access.log;
error_log /var/log/nginx/reverse-error.log;

location / {

4. Create a symbolic link

ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/reverse-proxy.conf /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/reverse-proxy.conf

5. Test the configuration

nginx -t

6. If all good restart the server

sudo service nginx restart

Now go to localhost or localhost:80 and the request will be forwarded to the node.js application.

Congratulations our reverse proxy is successfully setup.

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If you are interested in System Design also read how to setup Load balancer in your app here:

Thanks for reading. If you have some feedback, please provide your response or reach out to me on Twitter or Github.

Happy Coding!!!


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