Getting started

For a quick introduction, check the ASCII recording of a small configuration file for Proksi:

Proksi is a simple, lightweight, and easy-to-use proxy server that automatically handles SSL, HTTP, and DNS traffic. It is designed to be used as a standalone proxy server or as a component in a larger system. Proksi is written in Rust and uses Cloudflare Pingora as its core networking library.

Quick start

Create a configuration file

mkdir config
touch config/proksi.hcl

Add a simple route, let's try as our proxy route:

lets_encrypt {
  enabled = true
  staging = true
  email = ""

paths {
  # Where to save certificates?
  lets_encrypt = "./"
  # You can even use functions here
  # lets_encrypt = env("HOME")

# A list of routes Proksi should handle
routes = [
    # You might need to edit your /etc/hosts file here.
    host = "mysite.localhost",
    upstreams = [
       ip = ""
       port = 443


Of the many features Proksi offers is the ability to load balance to your infrastructure or any IP that supports your host configurations. Other features of Proksi also include:

  1. Automatic Docker and Docker Swarm service discovery through labels

  2. Built-in most common middlewares such as OAuth, Rate Limiting, CDN Caching and others

  3. The ability of running it as a single binary in your system

  4. Automatic SSL through Let's Encrypt and redirection from HTTP to HTTPS

  5. Configuration through HCL with support for functions

  6. Many others.

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