Nginx Proxy Manager VS frp

Compare Nginx Proxy Manager vs frp and see what are their differences.

Nginx Proxy Manager

Docker container for managing Nginx proxy hosts with a simple, powerful interface (by NginxProxyManager)


A fast reverse proxy to help you expose a local server behind a NAT or firewall to the internet. (by fatedier)
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Nginx Proxy Manager frp
622 104
13,905 68,183
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5.9 4.4
7 days ago 4 days ago
JavaScript Go
MIT License Apache License 2.0
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Nginx Proxy Manager

Posts with mentions or reviews of Nginx Proxy Manager. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-06-05.


Posts with mentions or reviews of frp. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-31.
  • Auger: A CLI tool for making tunnels to localhost
    3 projects | /r/golang | 31 May 2023
    Take a look also onto popular, similar to yours project: frp
  • WireGuard Blocked by stupid ISP, How to unblock it?
    2 projects | /r/WireGuard | 21 May 2023
    I'm running my WireGuard instance behind a reverse proxy (specifically on a VPS. That also has the advantage of not needing DDNS on non-static IPs. Are you sure your ISP is actually blocking these ports and that it's not just CGNAT?
  • Replacing cloudflare with a VPS - My journey
    3 projects | /r/selfhosted | 5 May 2023
    I just did the same but with Caddy as webserver with automatic SSL certs and for tunneling
  • About Cloudflare Tunnels
    3 projects | /r/selfhosted | 1 May 2023
    After a few months, I started tinkering with quite a few options people have suggested on the sub. Though this post has generated some new options I hadn't seen before like headscale and frp that I plan to look into and mess with.
    3 projects | /r/selfhosted | 1 May 2023
    If you have a public-facing server/VPS, why not just use or Nginx Streams (Nginx Proxy Manager supports it)?
  • How We Converted a GitHub Tool Into a General Purpose Webhook Proxy to Supercharge Our Integration Development
    10 projects | | 21 Apr 2023
    Tunneling services can be considered as a solution in some cases. Services like ngrok, frp, localtunnel and sish create a public endpoint that tunnels communication to your local endpoint via a tunnel client.
  • Remote connect tool
    5 projects | /r/selfhosted | 16 Apr 2023
    I setup tigervnc server on both my linux and windows machinces , then use websockify and noVNC to access them whenever i want through my web browser. you can follow readme of novnc here. If other pcs are on a seperate network or behind a NAT i suggest using frp hosted on a vps (That is what i did) .
  • What hosting service do you use for your portfolio site?
    2 projects | /r/learnprogramming | 7 Apr 2023
  • Security Incident Using Huntress & SentinelOne: What Was Found & What Was Missed
    2 projects | /r/msp | 2 Mar 2023
    So FRP is a legit tool ( and so is in fact "riskware" unless dropped by some other payload as part of a nefarious stack, and so I understand their stance. Was this an initial scan? Sounds like it. What should have been triggered by both is how it got there in the first place and honestly, this should have been found in your initial assessment of the infrastructure before your automated protection started, long before you deployed your AI-based tools. Was it installed or was it through a dropper/exploit? If it was a dropper/exploit why didn't that get triggered? If it was a user then you have other issues. This seems pretty cut and dry to me and I see no fault in the AI or the tools.
  • Tunnelmole – Connect to local servers from anywhere
    7 projects | | 28 Feb 2023
    Nice work, these types of tools are invaluable and there are well-supported paid options, but not that many OSS projects. There is another project called fast reverse proxy (frp) that has been around for a while, it's open source, however some users are concerned with the country of origin. Never the less, it's probably more mature and well-tested at this point.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Nginx Proxy Manager and frp you can also consider the following projects:

traefik - The Cloud Native Application Proxy

docker-swag - Nginx webserver and reverse proxy with php support and a built-in Certbot (Let's Encrypt) client. It also contains fail2ban for intrusion prevention.

socks5-proxy-server - SOCKS5 proxy server

acme-dns - Limited DNS server with RESTful HTTP API to handle ACME DNS challenges easily and securely.

docker-pi-hole - Pi-hole in a docker container

bunkerweb - 🛡️ Make your web services secure by default !

caddy-docker - Source for the official Caddy v2 Docker Image

homer - A very simple static homepage for your server.

authelia - The Single Sign-On Multi-Factor portal for web apps

crowdsec - CrowdSec - the open-source and participative security solution offering crowdsourced protection against malicious IPs and access to the most advanced real-world CTI.

uptime-kuma - A fancy self-hosted monitoring tool

rustdesk - Virtual / remote desktop infrastructure for everyone! Open source TeamViewer / Citrix alternative.