nginx-proxy VS acme-companion

Compare nginx-proxy vs acme-companion and see what are their differences.


Automated nginx proxy for Docker containers using docker-gen (by nginx-proxy)


Automated ACME SSL certificate generation for nginx-proxy (by nginx-proxy)
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Posts with mentions or reviews of nginx-proxy. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-19.


Posts with mentions or reviews of acme-companion. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-19.
  • Beginner questions about deploying node.js app on Beanstalk
    2 projects | /r/aws | 19 May 2023
    setting up letsencrypt with nginx-proxy and acme-companion
  • Further investigating 403 – access forbidden by rule
    2 projects | /r/nginx | 20 Mar 2023
    I'm experiencing a weird situation, and am not sure how to go about finding a solution. I am running the nginx-proxy container ( together with the acme-companion container ( to provide https connections to all my different applications under different subdomains on the same host (currently, for testing purposes: only two other nginx containers with a plain html page).
  • What is the correct way to have my webapp in one container and the webserver in another?
    2 projects | /r/docker | 8 Mar 2023
    We use the nginx-proxy docker image with its acme-companion to have an auto configuring SSL reverse proxy, so it's really easy to deploy images (we do it based on a merge PR into protected release branches).
  • dockerfile for httpd
    2 projects | /r/docker | 30 Dec 2022
    Just use nginx-proxy and the LetsEncrypt companion as reverse proxy to handle TLS/SSL in front of your web server.
  • nginx-proxy-manager abandoned?
    5 projects | /r/selfhosted | 7 Nov 2022
    You can simply use this proxy container which automatically generates nginx config based on envs set in your containers. There is also a companion container which takes care of your certs.
  • Tools for automation and daily tasks
    12 projects | /r/automation | 31 Oct 2022
  • Trying to figure out how to update our SSL certificates for a couple of docker webapps using nginx
    2 projects | /r/docker | 4 Oct 2022
    If you use Docker anyway, have a look at nginx-proxy and it's acme companion. When running on the same host, it will automatically find other containers via docker.sock and then route and create Let's Encrypt certificates for the (sub-)domain you add via env.
  • Help for Iran: How to host the signal-tls-proxy for iran behind a nginx
    3 projects | /r/selfhosted | 26 Sep 2022
    For the signal proxy, they are using nginx and letsencrypt already and the ports 80 and 443. My current setup already involves an nginx proxy as well as a certbot, so how can I host this signal proxy in my infrastructure?
  • Easiest solution for local deployment?
    5 projects | /r/docker | 18 Sep 2022
    Then to make deployment super easy we're using nginx-proxy which uses docker-gen (and the acme-companion for automatic SSL cert generation) to automatically re-configure an nginx reverse proxy to point to your containers.
  • Which vpn server setup do you use? Container / no Container, GUI / CLI?
    6 projects | /r/selfhosted | 12 Sep 2022
    I rent a vps and use it to self host various applications. I would now also like to use this as a vpn (similar to a proxy) to safely browse the internet in open wifi etc. I use docker for all apps so far, nginx-proxy as a reverse proxy and acme-companion for HTTPs certificates.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing nginx-proxy and acme-companion you can also consider the following projects:

docker-compose-letsencrypt-nginx-proxy-companion - Automated docker nginx proxy integrated with letsencrypt. [Moved to:]

Docker Compose - Define and run multi-container applications with Docker

Nginx Proxy Manager - Docker container for managing Nginx proxy hosts with a simple, powerful interface

Laradock - Full PHP development environment for Docker.

vouch-proxy - an SSO and OAuth / OIDC login solution for Nginx using the auth_request module

authentik - The authentication glue you need.

docker-letsencrypt-nginx-proxy-companion - LetsEncrypt companion container for nginx-proxy [Moved to:]

nginx-proxy-automation - Automated docker nginx proxy integrated with letsencrypt.

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.

reverse-proxy-confs - These confs are pulled into our SWAG image: