Reverse proxying with Apache on Linux
Welcome to the Apache reverse proxy guide. Note that this guide is meant only for Linux users, and that currently there are no options for Windows or Mac. These commands will not work on those OSs, so do not follow this if you are not on a Linux distribution.
Start off by updating your package index
sudo apt update
Next, install the apache2 package
sudo apt install apache2
At this point, if you navigate to your device’s IP address, you should see an Apache welcome page.
Set up reverse proxy
You probably don’t want people visiting your domain to see that static Apache welcome page. Now we need to configure apache to reverse proxy port 42356, or whichever port your webserver is running on.
Create a host configuration file for your domain:
sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/redash.conf
2. Paste the following into the file, replacing
your.domain.com with the domain you will
be running the dashboard on. Note that if you are running the webserver on a port other than
port 42356, you will need to replace
42356 below with the the specified port.
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName your.domain.com ProxyPreserveHost On ProxyPass / http://0.0.0.0:42356/ ProxyPassReverse / http://0.0.0.0:42356/ </VirtualHost>
Enable the Apache modifications needed to reverse proxy
sudo a2enmod proxy sudo a2enmod proxy_http
Enable the new host configuration file and disable the default
sudo a2ensite redash.conf sudo a2dissite 000-default.conf
Finally, restart apache for the changes to take effect
sudo systemctl restart apache2
Now, if you navigate to your device’s IP, you should be able to see the dashboard (if the webserver is running).