Have you ever wanted to have a single URL with a standard web port to access all the web services you run on your NAS? Most consumer Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices come with a built-in web server which can be used to share all of your services under one address.
How does this work you might ask? Web servers can route traffic to other servers using what’s called a “Reverse Proxy.” A proxy is a server or device which can act as an intermediary for other devices. In this case, the web server in your NAS can proxy traffic from other web servers on the same machine or even in the network. This allows you to have a single base URL like http://myserver.com which you can use for all your traffic. Each of your servers will then either be accessible via a subdomain or path.