Reverse proxy on nginx on Raspberry pi

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< Ready to install >
You need Debian wheezy to follow my procedure. Not only for Raspberry Pi.

< Why I use Raspberry Pi >
Reverse proxy is simple function. Basically it’s too easy task for general personal computers or any servers. Raspberry Pi is not so powerful, but it’s energy saving computer. It’s not expensive. Anyone can buy it all over the world. It’s enough for reverse proxy on nginx. That’s why I choose Raspberry Pi for reverse proxy server and wrote this post.

< Installing nginx >
Execute command below as root.

apt-get install nginx

That’s all.

< Edit config file >
Edit default config file.

nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/default

My “/etc/nginx/sites-available/default” is like below.

server {
listen 80;

location / {

This config transfer accesses “” to 8080 port of local Apache server on Raspberry Pi.

< Add proxy config file >
Add a file for proxy settings.

nano /etc/nginx/conf.d/proxy.conf

My “/etc/nginx/conf.d/proxy.conf” is like blow.

# Header
proxy_redirect off;
proxy_set_header Host $host;
proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Host $host;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Server $host;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;

# Timeout
proxy_connect_timeout 60;
proxy_read_timeout 90;
proxy_send_timeout 60;

# Buffer
proxy_buffering on;
proxy_buffer_size 8k;
proxy_buffers 100 8k;

# Cache
proxy_cache_path /var/cache/nginx/ levels=1:2 keys_zone=cache_$
proxy_temp_path /var/cache/nginx/temp;

proxy_cache_valid 200 2h;
proxy_cache_valid 302 2h;
proxy_cache_valid 301 4h;
proxy_cache_valid any 1m;

Also you need to make cache dir as root.

mkdir /var/cache/nginx

< Start nginx >

service nginx start

How you think about this procedure? So easy?