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Free ngrok Alternatives

The best free alternative to ngrok is OpenVPN, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to ngrok and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to ngrok are WireGuard, ZeroTier, Pagekite and Tailscale.

ngrok alternatives are mainly VPN Services but may also be Virtual LAN Software or VPN Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ngrok.
This page was last updated Jun 24, 2022
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  • FreemiumProprietary
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  • Windows
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  • FreeBSD

ngrok exposes local servers behind NATs and firewalls to the public internet over secure tunnels.

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  1. OpenVPN

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron

    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.

  2. WireGuard

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • BSD

    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.



  3. 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.

  4. Pagekite

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD

    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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  5. Tailscale

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    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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  6. Portmap.io

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.
  7. sish

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    An open source serveo/ngrok alternative. HTTP(S)/WS(S)/TCP Tunnels to localhost using only SSH. - antoniomika/sish

    No screenshots yet
    Most users think sish is a great alternative to ngrok.
  8. LocalXpose

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone

    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 almost 2 years ago
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  9. Beeceptor

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Build a mock Rest API endpoint in seconds. Helps you in UI development, Webhooks, simulating delays, simulating exceptions and server errors, performance test, etc.

  10. beame-insta-ssl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    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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