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    ngrok Alternatives

    When software developers and website builders want to test out their web-based components locally, ngrok is a popular option. For developers that would prefer a web-based testing solution that requires no installation, Small Serveo iconServeo is a good solution.

    In addition to the web-based solution above, some developers may find themselves more comfortable testing their products using open source alternatives to ngrok.

    This page was last updated Apr 30, 2022
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    ngrok exposes local servers behind NATs and firewalls to the public internet over secure tunnels.
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    1. OpenVPN provides flexible VPN solutions to secure your data communications, whether it's for Internet privacy, remote access for employees, securing IoT, or for networking Cloud data centers.
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      WireGuard is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPSec, while avoiding the massive headache. It intends to be considerably more performant than OpenVPN.


    2. ZeroTier creates virtual ethernet networks that work everywhere. Use it as a VPN alternative, for gaming, or to create a virtual office LAN that travels with you.
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      Bring your localhost servers on-line.
      Pagekite vs ngrok opinions
      Most users think Pagekite is a great alternative to ngrok.
      The sub-domain address is still free for 1 month.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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      Not a free s/w like ngrok
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      Private networks made easy Connect all your devices using WireGuard, without the hassle. Tailscale makes it as easy as installing an app and signing in.
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    3. Port forwarding service for exposing your local PC to Internet from behind firewall or without real IP address. Uses OpenVPN or SSH encrypted tunnel from localhost to Portmap.io.
      Some users think Portmap.io is a great alternative to ngrok, some don't.
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      An open source serveo/ngrok alternative. HTTP(S)/WS(S)/TCP Tunnels to localhost using only SSH.
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      Most users think sish is a great alternative to ngrok.
    4. Build a mock Rest API endpoint in seconds. Helps you in UI development, Webhooks, simulating delays, simulating exceptions and server errors, performance test, etc.
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      LocalXpose is a reverse proxy that enables you to expose your localhost to the internet
      LocalXpose vs ngrok opinions
      Most users think LocalXpose is a great alternative to ngrok.
      Its free and support mutiple tunnels and GUI is good
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    5. beame-insta-ssl is open-source and free to use! It makes it easy for any web developer to make use of encryption - and get secure communications.

      Discontinued

      2020-12 - The project is discontinued

      Most users think beame-insta-ssl is a great alternative to ngrok.
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