Tag: reverse proxy

Questions to ask before caching with a remote cache

Distributed caching with a system like memcached or redis comes at a cost! If you haven’t added a remote cache yet, here’s some costs to consider: Even if you already operate or use a remote cache, caching any bit of data still adds complexity to your application – and not the essential kind. It’s easy […]

Forward Proxy vs Reverse Proxy

Two main types of proxies are forward proxies and reverse proxies. Since they’re both proxies, it’s not immediately obvious from their names how they’re different! All proxies act as a middle man in a network topology between two parties: the client (or thing requesting a resource) and a server (the thing providing the resource). The […]