What is a reverse proxy server?
A reverse proxy server is an intermediary computer server which sits between a computer accessing the internet, and the destination website providing the website content. The reverse proxy is controlled by the website supplier.
The reverse proxy is deployed as a web server and behaves like a web server. However, rather than storing the website content in Canada, the reverse proxy forwards the request to a "parent server" where the content is stored. The reverse proxy server can cache website content, which reduces page load times.
Our reverse proxy server is located in Canada and has a Canadian IP, which are both important parameters in search engines' algorithms. From a user and search engine perspective, the website appears to be in Canada.
Our reverse proxy server in Canada is a Linux HTTP proxy server which has been configured to allow secure sockets layer (SSL) content to pass through.