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Odoo Development Essentials by Daniel Reis

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Using a reverse proxy

While Odoo itself can serve web pages, it is strongly recommended to have a reverse proxy in front of it. A reverse proxy acts as an intermediary managing the traffic between the clients sending requests and the Odoo servers responding to them. Using a reverse proxy has several benefits.

On the security side, it can do the following:

  • Handle (and enforce) HTTPS protocols to encrypt traffic
  • Hide the internal network characteristics
  • Act an "application firewall" limiting the URLs accepted for processing

And on the performance side, it can provide significant improvements:

  • Cache static content, thus reducing the load on the Odoo servers
  • Compress content to speed up loading times
  • Act as a load balancer distributing load between several ...

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