Frontend reverse proxy#

The frontend service relies on an Nginx reverse proxy in live environments to facilitate per-request logging in a format that matches other services we run (namely, Django). It also acts as a proxy for Plausible, removing the need for Nuxt to handle these requests, freeing it up to handle rendering SSR requests.

Additionally, the reverse proxy may be used in the future for the following:

  • Serving static Nuxt content, freeing Nuxt from serving these requests. This is considered relatively low value due to Cloudflare caching already handling 99% of the benefit this would bring for the vast majority of cases.


To test the frontend reverse proxy locally, run just frontend/up. To test the integration with your local Plausible container, follow the existing instructions in the frontend analytics documentation. Everything should “just work”.