If you are new to the proxy world, you must have come across two terms – reverse proxy and forward proxy. In fact, they are not the same concept. I’ve seen people mistake one for the other, and this stems from the fact that they don’t really understand both.
This is why I wrote this article; to find out what makes a reverse proxy different from a forward proxy and how they perform the same function in different environments. Before that, let’s see what each of them is.
Defining reverse and direct proxies
I know you might be wondering why bring this up; this is because you must be given a clear definition of a proxy. Most people think of a proxy as a server through which clients send their web requests to websites.
Well, that’s not all about proxies. Unlike most of our articles, we have to move on …