Localhost HTTP Proxy with Node.js

Created: 08 March 2022

Updated: 03 September 2023

An localhost HTTP proxy is useful for debugging and can be easily defined using Node.js by installing http-proxy

yarn add http-proxy

And then adding the following to an index.js file:


const httpProxy = require('http-proxy')

const target = 'http://my-target-website.com:1234'

httpProxy.createProxyServer({ target }).listen(8080)

Which will create a server that listens on 8080 and will proxy requests to the target