Open Source 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.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 5/12/2020 5:40:00 PM

Alternatives to ngrok for all platforms with Open Source License

  • Pagekite

    Bring your localhost servers on-line. PageKite is software that gives your localhost servers names and makes them globally visible. It works with any computer and any Internet connection. It's so easy you'll never want to think about routers, IP addresses or other technicalities again. It's open source, too!

    • The sub-domain address is still free for 1 month. Guest • Apr 2017 • 4 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

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  • beame-insta-ssl

    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. beame-insta-ssl will get you your very own fully-qualified domain name under the beame subdomain that looks something like this: https://ypxf72akb6onjvrq.ohkv8odznwh5jpwm.v1.p.beameio.net/insta-ssl and your very own free SSL certificate (GlobalSign root CA). This will allow you to tunnel securely over HTTP.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web

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  • Teleconsole

    Teleconsole is a free service to share your terminal session with people you trust. Your friends can join via a command line via SSH or via their browser over HTTPS. Use this to ask for help or to connect to your own devices sitting behind NAT. You can also forward local TCP ports to your friends. Use this feature to allow them access the web applications running on your localhost when you are behind NAT.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • inlets

    You can use inlets to connect HTTP and TCP services between networks securely. Through an encrypted websocket, inlets can penetrate firewalls, NAT, captive portals, and other restrictive networks lowering the barrier to entry. VPNs traditionally require up-front configuration like subnet assignment and ports to be opened in firewalls. A tunnel with inlets can provide an easy-to-use, low-maintenance alternative to VPNs and other site-to-site networking solutions.

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted

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  • Yaler

    Yaler is a simple, open and scalable relay infrastructure for secure access to embedded systems. Yaler enables remote SSH access to Linux devices, browser access to local Web servers, smartphone as a remote for devices, tunnelling TCP-based protocols, configuration of sensor networks and integration with 3rd party services. Yaler is open source: the device side source code is BSD licensed, the relay server is published under GNU AGPLv3.

    Commercial $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Holepunch

    Run whatever you want at home or the office. This could be a web server, an FTP server, or even a game server. You start it and we take care of the rest. We will get you past any NAT or firewall that might be in the way and people will be able to access your service via a public URL.

    Freemium Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Software as a Service (SaaS)

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  • Vercel

    Make Cloud Computing as Easy and Accessible as Mobile Computing. We build products for developers and designers. And those who aspire to become one. Easy To be truly easy, cloud computing should be as easy as a tap or command. Universal To connect everyone, applications have to be fast from every geographical point. Accessible To be accessible, great care has to go into the user experience and design.

    • This has nothing to do with what ngrok does Guest • Dec 2019 • 21 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Completely different functions, Now is used for static web hosting Guest • Jul 2020 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Zeit Now is not ssh tunneling nor exposing localhost. It is a cloud server PaaS Guest • Dec 2019 • 16 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web GitHub Gist ... npm

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