System Design


What is Proxies?

What is Proxies?

A proxy server is a piece of hardware or software that acts on behalf of a client or server. There are two types of proxy servers:

  1. Forward Proxy Server

  2. Reverse Proxy Server

Proxies are a key component in improving the performance of a system. A reverse proxy offload most of your infrastructure concerns of a large traffic distributed application. A good example of a reverse proxy is Nginx.

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