Reverse Proxying With Apache 2.0

The previous Apache-focused tutorial published on ServerWatch discussed the benefits of a proxy server for the network, and how it can speed up access, reduce bandwidth requirements, and perform basic information filtering tasks. This type of proxy is a forward proxy — it forwards requests from a network to the Internet.However, if the proxy model is flipped on its head, a different type of proxy server is created — a reverse proxy. In this instance, instead of requests from a client being forwarded (and optionally cached) through the proxy to the Internet, requests are forwarded (and cached) to one or more Web servers.Read the full article at