traefik VS Nginx Proxy Manager

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

Nginx Proxy Manager

Docker container for managing Nginx proxy hosts with a simple, powerful interface (by NginxProxyManager)
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traefik Nginx Proxy Manager
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36,400 5,748
1.7% 14.2%
9.3 9.2
7 days ago about 13 hours ago
Go JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of traefik. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-17.
  • Starting to build a homelab
    6 projects | | 17 Jan 2022
    Running Docker Container: AdGuard Home, HomeAssistant, Authelia, Traefik, Cloudflare-Tunnel, Flame
  • Migrating from docker to podman - namespaces, users and proxies?
    3 projects | | 17 Jan 2022
    Currently I'm using Traefik as reverse proxy, directing web traffic via SNI. This suggests I wil run into problems having an automatically self-configuring reverse proxy the way docker allows.
  • Expose multiple Postgres containers on a single VPS
    1 project | | 13 Jan 2022
    I'm not sure if Traefik supports this. I see there's an issue here, but I can't find any PR.
  • Traefik
    1 project | | 1 Jan 2022
  • My Setup for Self-Hosting Dozens of Web Applications + Services on a Single Server
    3 projects | | 31 Dec 2021
    Also, using nginx as a reverse proxy + letsencrypt is totally valid. I moved towards Traefik ( which neatly integrates with containers and does all letsencrypt management for you (no need to maintain a separate letsencrypt service).
  • First time self-hosting
    4 projects | | 26 Dec 2021
    This is my first attempt at self-hosting. I currently own a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B and I would like to use that in order to self-host some software like Portainer, FireflyIII, Vikunja, Gitea etc. I intent to use Docker swarm in order to be able to spin up these software as I have a lot of experience with it and adding new nodes to the cluster is pretty straightforward. ## Use case RPi is going to keep running in my home network and I would like to be able to access it from any other network, not just my local one, from my mobile phone and my laptop. However, I am aware that this introduces a lot of security risks that I would like to properly defend against. ## Architecture Users (a handful of people, mainly myself and family members) will hit the IP of my house at 443. Home Router is going to forward the request to [Traefik](, that is running on the RPi in Docker Swarm mode. Then, based on host rules, Traefik is going to forward the request to the appropriate Docker Swarm service that will handle the request. I have attached a diagram with the above architecture.
  • IT Pro Tuesday #181 - Load Balancer, Log4J Script, Security Alerts & More
    1 project | | 21 Dec 2021
    Traefik is a self-maintaining HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer that makes deploying microservices as simple as pointing it at your orchestrator. Integrates with your existing infrastructure components (Docker, Swarm mode, Kubernetes, Marathon, Consul, Etcd, Rancher, Amazon ECS, ...) and configures itself automatically and dynamically. A shout out to R8nbowhorse for the suggestion.
  • Kubernetes Cluster I Made From Spare PCs at Work
    6 projects | | 14 Dec 2021
    Look into external-dns, cert-manager and traefik or istio for ingress/service mesh to expose services from your cluster in a automated way.
  • Secure your traefik dashboard with HTTPS and Basic Auth
    2 projects | | 9 Dec 2021
    But, when I discovered traefik, everything changed. As it has yaml supported configuration, easy to start-with behavior and fully docker support: it became my favorite service discovery tool.
  • Building a bare-metal Kubernetes cluster on Raspberry Pi
    8 projects | | 26 Nov 2021
    K3s comes by default with traefik as the ingress controller. I heard great things about it, but I prefer to use ingress-nginx. This is simply because I'm more familiar with it. You can choose pretty much any ingress controller you want for Kubernetes, so pick one according to your own preferences.

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 2022-01-11.

What are some alternatives?

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

Caddy - Fast, multi-platform web server with automatic HTTPS

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.

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

envoy - Cloud-native high-performance edge/middle/service proxy

Squid - Squid Web Proxy Cache

cockpit-podman - Cockpit UI for podman containers

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

bunkerized-nginx - 🛡️ Make your web services secure by default !

ingress-nginx - NGINX Ingress Controller for Kubernetes

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

homer - A very simple static homepage for your server.

socks5-proxy-server - SOCKS5 proxy server