What is proxy server?
Dear readers. how are you all Are you always worried about security on the Internet? If your answer is yes, then Proxy server can solve your problem. With the help of proxy server you can hide your computer/mobile IP address and browse the internet safely. What is proxy server
Rules for using proxy servers
When you access a website on the Internet, the IP address of your Internet device is sent to that website’s server. Those websites get a lot of information about you through that IP address. Like from where you are visiting the website, which device you are using to browse the site etc. But if you visit the same website using a proxy server, the proxy server will hide your device’s IP address. Also the website receiving your request will display the aipi of the proxy. Read the post till the end to know complete information about proxy server.
What or what is a proxy?
Proxy means doing something on behalf of someone else or representing someone else. On the Internet when you visit a website using another server’s IP instead of visiting it from your computer or mobile’s own IP, such a server is called a proxy server. The proxy server then visits websites on the Internet on your behalf and shows them to you. To put it more simply, imagine that you buy a product through someone instead of buying it directly from a store. The matter is essentially a proxy. In this case proxy helps to visit or browse those websites by keeping your identity hidden.
What is proxy server? How does it work?
Remember, whenever you visit a website on the Internet using a proxy server, the proxy server accepts your request and connects to that website’s server. Then you are able to visit that website. Here proxy servers hide your IP address. And instead helps you access the website using the IP of that proxy site. By using a proxy server, any user can use the internet safely and anonymously. A proxy server works much like a firewall. and protects your device from hackers and viruses.
How proxy server works
As you may already know, every device connected to the Internet has its own IP address. Through which the device can be used on the internet. With the help of IP address, any website on the Internet can know from which device and from which location that website is being visited. But if you are using a proxy, you will be able to hide your device’s IP. Proxy servers also have their own and other IP addresses.
Advantages of proxy servers
There are many advantages of using a proxy server. The advantages are,
|1. Proxy server always protects you from hackers.
|2. A proxy server works much like a firewall. Which protects your computer/mobile phone from viruses, malware, phishing sites etc.
|3. With a proxy server, you can access the Internet securely by hiding your device’s IP or address.
|4. By using a proxy server you will be able to easily access any blocked website in your country.
|5. Some proxy servers also help to increase your internet speed. Especially those who use WiFi.
A detailed post on how to increase WiFi speed is mentioned on our web site. If you want, you can see the post by clicking on the link below.
Disadvantages of proxy servers
Although proxy servers provide you with many benefits but sometimes some proxy servers also cause problems. Disadvantages of proxy server are,
|1. Some proxy sites can steal your information.
|2. Bad or malicious proxy sites may try to infect your device with viruses.
|3. Some proxy sites sell your valuable data to third parties.
Rules for using proxy servers
Hope by reading the post till now you must have understood very well what proxy server is, how it works. Now let’s discuss how you can anonymously browse the web using a proxy server on your device.
You can basically use any proxy server in two ways. The first is web based and the other is browser based.
Web based proxy
In web based proxy you will see a search bar. How to use a web based proxy,
|1. First type the full address of the website you want to browse or enter in the search bar.
|2. Then click on Enter button.
|3. Once the download is complete, you can browse the website.
If you want you can follow the below screen shots
List of some web based proxy websites
Rules for using proxy in Chrome browser
|1. First open the Chrome browser on your device.
|2. Click on the three dots at the top right.
|3. Click on Settings.
|4. Here you will see System option, click on it.
|5. Then click on Open Your Computer Proxy Setting.
|6. Now you will reach the proxy setting of your computer.
|7. Here you need to turn on Use a Proxy Server.
|8. Then enter the IP address and port number of the proxy.
|9. Finally click on Save and Apply.
|10. Now you can safely use proxy server in Google Chrome browser.
Note: Proxies for browsers are usually purchased and used. However, some sites provide proxy addresses and ports for free. You can collect them from the site if you want. One such site is proxydb.
Difference between VPN and Proxy
|1. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) encrypts all internet traffic and routes it through a private server.
|1. A Proxy server acts as a middleman between your device and the internet.
|2. It allows you to access the internet securely and privately, by creating a private network over a public network like the Internet.
|2. It can mask your IP address and change your location but does not encrypt your internet traffic.
|3. VPNs can be used for accessing geo-restricted content, bypassing internet censorship, and securing internet connection on public Wi-Fi.
|3. Proxies can be used for accessing geo-restricted content and changing the location of the user, but do not offer much security.
|4. VPNs require a client software or app to be installed on the device to access the network.
|4. Proxies can be set up on the device or on a server.
|5. VPNs are generally slower than regular internet connections due to encryption and routing through a private network.
|5. Proxies can be faster than VPNs as they do not require encryption and routing through a private network.
|6. VPNs are more secure than proxies as they encrypt all internet traffic, making it difficult for anyone to intercept and read the data.
|6. Proxies are less secure than VPNs as they do not encrypt the data, making it easier for someone to intercept and read the data.
|7. VPNs can be more expensive than proxies, as they require a server infrastructure to be set up and maintained.
|7. Proxies can be cheaper than VPNs as they do not require a server infrastructure to be set up and maintained.
In summary, VPNs are more secure but slower and more expensive than proxies, which are faster and cheaper but less secure. The choice between VPN and Proxy depends on the user’s needs and priorities.
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