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Short Description
Hipache is a distributed proxy for high volumes of http/websocket traffic to large numbers of hosts
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This image is officially deprecated due to upstream inactivity (last updated Feb 2015, 2d36766; last release Apr 2014, 0.3.1).

The following is a list of other HTTP proxies which might be suitable replacements depending on your needs:

Supported tags and respective Dockerfile links

For more information about this image and its history, please see the relevant manifest file (library/hipache). This image is updated via pull requests to the docker-library/official-images GitHub repo.

For detailed information about the virtual/transfer sizes and individual layers of each of the above supported tags, please see the repos/hipache/ file in the docker-library/repo-info GitHub repo.

What is Hipache?

Hipache (pronounced hɪ'pætʃɪ) is a distributed proxy designed to route high volumes of http and websocket traffic to unusually large numbers of virtual hosts, in a highly dynamic topology where backends are added and removed several times per second. It is particularly well-suited for PaaS (platform-as-a-service) and other environments that are both business-critical and multi-tenant.

Hipache was originally developed at dotCloud, a popular platform-as-a-service, to replace its first-generation routing layer based on a heavily instrumented nginx deployment. It currently serves production traffic for tens of thousands of applications hosted on dotCloud. Hipache is based on the node-http-proxy library.

Supported Docker versions

This image is officially supported on Docker version 1.12.2.

Support for older versions (down to 1.6) is provided on a best-effort basis.

Please see the Docker installation documentation for details on how to upgrade your Docker daemon.

User Feedback


If you have any problems with or questions about this image, please contact us through a GitHub issue. If the issue is related to a CVE, please check for a cve-tracker issue on the official-images repository first.

You can also reach many of the official image maintainers via the #docker-library IRC channel on Freenode.


You are invited to contribute new features, fixes, or updates, large or small; we are always thrilled to receive pull requests, and do our best to process them as fast as we can.

Before you start to code, we recommend discussing your plans through a GitHub issue, especially for more ambitious contributions. This gives other contributors a chance to point you in the right direction, give you feedback on your design, and help you find out if someone else is working on the same thing.


Documentation for this image is stored in the hipache/ directory of the docker-library/docs GitHub repo. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the repository's file before attempting a pull request.

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