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ngrok vs ShutIt: What are the differences?

ngrok: Securely expose a local web server to the internet and capture all traffic for detailed inspection and replay. ngrok is a reverse proxy that creates a secure tunnel between from a public endpoint to a locally running web service. ngrok captures and analyzes all traffic over the tunnel for later inspection and replay; ShutIt: Automation tool that models a user's actions on a terminal. It can automate any process that can be run by a human on the command line with little effort. It was originally written to manage complex Docker builds, but is a now general-purpose automation tool that supports bash, Docker, Vagrant, ssh and arbitrary build contexts.

ngrok and ShutIt can be primarily classified as "localhost" tools.

ngrok and ShutIt are both open source tools. It seems that ngrok with 16.5K GitHub stars and 2.87K forks on GitHub has more adoption than ShutIt with 1.99K GitHub stars and 121 GitHub forks.

What is ngrok?

ngrok is a reverse proxy that creates a secure tunnel between from a public endpoint to a locally running web service. ngrok captures and analyzes all traffic over the tunnel for later inspection and replay.

What is ShutIt?

It can automate any process that can be run by a human on the command line with little effort. It was originally written to manage complex Docker builds, but is a now general-purpose automation tool that supports bash, Docker, Vagrant, ssh and arbitrary build contexts.

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        nginx
        nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018.
        PageKite
        PageKite is a system for exposing localhost servers to the public Internet. It is most commonly used to make local web servers or SSH servers publicly visible, although almost any TCP-based protocol can work if the client knows how to use an HTTP proxy.
        MAMP
        It can be installed under macOS and Windows with just a few clicks. It provides them with all the tools they need to run WordPress on their desktop PC for testing or development purposes, for example. It doesn't matter if you prefer Apache or Nginx or if you want to work with PHP, Python, Perl or Ruby.
        GoTTY
        GoTTY is a simple command line tool that turns your CLI tools into web applications.
        Termius
        The #1 cross-platform terminal with built-in ssh client which works as your own portable server management system in any situation.
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