What is Reverse Proxy Server

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A reverse proxy server is a type of proxy server that actually works behind the firewall in a private network. It receives the requests from Internet and forwards those requests to the appropriate servers which are located in a private network. Having a reverse proxy server in action provides an additional level of control to ensure the smooth flow of network traffic between clients and servers.

Advantages of Reverse Proxy Server
• As per the definition of Reverse proxy server since it sits between the internet and the web or production servers, it hides your actual backend server by removing the need for direct internet access to them. The reverse proxy server also
• Since all the HTTP traffic is routed through the reverse proxy servers you can get the logs easily from a centrlized system.
• Reverse proxy servers can be used as a load balancing solution for many general purpose.It works as a round robin technique to distribute the load among the multiple servers.
• Reverse proxy servers decrypts the incoming HTTPS connections requests and passes the unencrypted requests to the web servers which actually removes the need to install certificates on back end web servers.
 
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