Welcome to our detailed guide on how to install Cloudflare on Termux. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to Cloudflared, explain why it’s essential to install it on Termux and give you step-by-step instructions on how to install it.
What is Cloudflared?
Cloudflared is a command-line tool developed by Cloudflare that allows you to securely expose your local web server to the Internet. It acts as a reverse proxy, tunneling traffic from the Cloudflare network to your local server, ensuring that your local host link is protected by Cloudflare’s security features.
Install Cloudflare on Termux
Installing Cloudflared on Termux is a straightforward process. Follow these instructions:
Step 1: Open Termux
First, open the Termux application installed on your Android.
Step 2: Update and Upgrade
After opening the Termux application, you need to update it completely, and then upgrade the previously installed package, so type the below commands one by one in your Termux terminal.
apt update apt upgrade
Step 3: Install Cloudflared
After completing the update and upgrade process, install the Cloudflared tool by typing the below command.
pkg install cloudflared
That’s it! Cloudflared is now successfully installed on your Termux environment.
How to use cloudflare on termux
Using cloudflared tool in termux is very simple, after installing cloudflared tool, host what you want to host on your localhost and copy loclhost link, then execute below command in termux.
cloudflared tunnel --url (Local Host URL)
That’s it now you will get cloudflare link and you can send the link to anyone you want.
If you have been a regular user of termux, you must have used ngrok for port forwarding, now you might think cloudflared tool is better than ngrok, let’s see.
Comparing Cloudflared and Ngrok
Both Cloudflared and Ngrok are popular tools for exposing local servers to the Internet. While they serve the same purpose, there are some key differences between the two:
- Security: Cloudflared offers enhanced security features, such as DDoS protection and Web Application Firewall (WAF), which Ngrok lacks.
- Performance: Cloudflared utilizes Cloudflare’s global network, resulting in faster response times compared to Ngrok.
- Integration: Cloudflared seamlessly integrates with Cloudflare’s suite of products, allowing you to leverage additional features like caching and CDN.
- Port Forwarding: cloudflred tool always works but ngrok not working always.
Ultimately, the choice between Cloudflared and Ngrok depends on your specific needs and preferences.
I hope I have explained clearly how to install cloudflare on termux and how it is better than ngrok, if you have any doubt or any other better tool than cloudflare let me know via command.