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NGINX Proxy Manager: Simplifying Web Traffic Control

Are you tired of wrestling with complex configurations to set up reverse proxies for your web applications? Look no further. NGINX Proxy Manager is here to simplify the process and give you control over your web traffic. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to NGINX Proxy Manager and guide you on setting it up.

What Is NGINX Proxy Manager?

NGINX Proxy Manager is a web-based tool that allows you to manage NGINX reverse proxies with ease. It provides an intuitive interface for configuring proxy hosts, SSL certificates, and more. With NGINX Proxy Manager, you can securely expose your web applications to the internet without the headache of manual NGINX configuration.

Key Features of NGINX Proxy Manager

  • Let’s explore some of the key features that make NGINX Proxy Manager a must-have tool:
  • User-Friendly Interface: NGINX Proxy Manager offers a user-friendly web interface that simplifies the process of creating and managing proxy hosts.
  • SSL Certificate Management: Secure your web traffic with ease by managing SSL certificates directly within the interface. No more command-line certificate generation.
  • Wildcard Certificates: NGINX Proxy Manager supports wildcard SSL certificates, making it suitable for securing multiple subdomains.
  • Let’s Encrypt Integration: Easily obtain and renew SSL certificates using Let’s Encrypt integration. It automates the certificate renewal process.
  • Proxy Host Configuration: Configure proxy hosts by specifying the target IP address and port. You can also set up HTTP to HTTPS redirection.
  • HTTP Basic Authentication: Add an extra layer of security by enabling HTTP basic authentication for your proxy hosts.

Let’s dive into setting up NGINX Proxy Manager:

Step 1: Installation

  • To install NGINX Proxy Manager, you’ll need a server with Docker and Docker Compose installed. If you don’t have these, you can find installation instructions on their respective websites.
  • Clone the NGINX Proxy Manager GitHub repository or download the Docker Compose file.

Run the following command to start NGINX Proxy Manager:

   docker-compose up -d

Step 2: Access the Web Interface

  • Once the container is running, you can access the web interface by opening a web browser and entering your server’s IP address followed by port 81 (e.g., `http://server_ip:81`).
  • Log in with the default credentials:
  • Username: `admin@example.com`
  • Password: `changeme`
  • It’s essential to change the default password after logging in.

Step 3: Add a Proxy Host

  • Click on “Proxy Hosts” in the left sidebar.
  • Click the “+ Create Proxy Host” button.
  • Fill in the required details, including the domain name, target IP address, and port.
  • You can also configure SSL certificates and additional settings as needed.
  • Save your changes, and NGINX Proxy Manager will generate the NGINX configuration automatically.

Step 4: Test Your Configuration

After creating a proxy host, it’s a good practice to test it by accessing the domain in your web browser. Ensure that your application is accessible and secure.

Step 5: Explore Advanced Features

NGINX Proxy Manager offers advanced features like wildcard certificates and HTTP basic authentication. Explore these options to enhance your proxy configurations.

Join the NGINX Proxy Manager Community

NGINX Proxy Manager simplifies NGINX reverse proxy management, making it accessible to both beginners and experts. Join the NGINX Proxy Manager community to learn more, ask questions, and share your experiences.

At FAAM Digital, we understand the importance of efficient web application management. NGINX Proxy Manager is just one of the many tools we recommend to streamline your tech operations.

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