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Have you ever wanted to get on Facebook, or any blocked site, at work or school? But, you can not because its blocked? Proxies are a great way to bypass this frustrating factor that many of us face. Proxy sites are basically a three-way connection between your computer and your destination site. A proxy site allows to you quickly and easily bypass firewalls and network filters that prevent you from accessing seemingly harmless sites.
A common question is what specifically is a "proxy?" A proxy is simply a third-party site, often times hosted and operated independently, that allows you to browse the web safely by removing your IP address and distributing you a new one. (The proxy servers IP) Now, not only does this remove your digital footprint from sites your visit, it allows you to mask your browsing adventures, essentially preventing firewalls from blocking the sites you can and can not visit.
Here is a quick example of how a proxy site works. My computer --> Proxy Site --> Destination Site and the proxy site relays the information from the destination site to your computer.
Although this solves the problem of accessing a block site, the fix is only temporary. Network filters and firewalls catch on fairly quick when it comes to proxies. The average life span for a proxy is anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks. Another common question is, where do I find fresh proxy sites?
The best place to find proxy websites is by searching through proxy toplists and joining proxy group newsletters. (Just search "proxy" in yahoo groups). These are both updated more often then any other source on the web. Often times if you find the right newsletter you can get proxies delivered to your email inbox daily. Proxy toplists on the other hand are just about the easiest way to find a new proxy. They are sites dedicated to promoting and updating their list with fresh proxies.
What is the best proxy script? To be honest, I have found that the best working proxy scripts are glype proxies. You can easily view the type of script by scrolling to the bottom of any proxy site. The glype script provides the fastest response with the lightest load on the server your on.
I hope this article has helped to give you a better understanding of how proxies work and what exactly they are good for.
Have you heard the words proxy server or proxy site? If you have, but you do not know what it means you will want to read on. I confess to being a little ignorant in the world of online websites and proxy sites. You see I may be handy at finding things, but that doesn’t mean I understand how it all works. So first of all to understand what a proxy site is you need to know what they are.
A proxy site or server allows you to surf the Internet with a buffer. In other words the proxy server will hide your IP address while providing you with information. Often a proxy server will help you download pages quicker or files with more speed. This is helpful if you like to download music, movies, or other files to your computer and want to remain safe.
Proxy sites are often where you can locate these proxy servers. If you are interested in finding a proxy site you just need to search for them with a search engine. Google or even Yahoo! can point you towards proxy sites. The proxy sites allow you to find a proxy server that will help you remain anonymous online while you are downloading your files.
The benefit of course is the faster speed you can get your downloads. When you spend hours online finding music to download to your phone or MP3 player you want to know that your files are being downloaded as fast as possible. Other reasons or benefits for using proxy sites is the hidden IP address. You can search online while making it difficult for hackers to infiltrate you computer with viruses or other damaging things. Proxy sites have been created to protect you and make downloads move at a better pace. You probably didn’t even know you where using a proxy site when you downloaded music and it gives you two or three places to download from.
If you were ever wondering how people accessed myspace and other social networking websites at school and work when all you received was the schools error page then they were probably using a proxy site.
Proxy sites help to bypass filters created by network administrators at your school or work place, these are in place to stop students or employees from accessing websites which are not supposed to be accessed mainly due to the irrelevancy that they have with your job or education.
There are different types of proxy servers which can be created some which use the server its self to put a server request through without contacting the specified server.
Other proxy sites use the World Wide Web this being the most common type of proxy site the "web proxy" these are used as a web cache providing access to blacklisted websites.
Proxy sites also help to allow banned IP addresses that may have been blacklisted from certain websites filtered access back in to that website.
You can create your own proxy site very easily with basic knowledge of HTML and CSS as well as a slight knowledge of PHP. Proxy sites offer you access to every website that may of before been blocked, your able to surf and chat also giving you the choice to surf youtube and watching videos. Proxy sites are often slower than entering the website from the normal route due to the bypassing they have to do however they are generally fast enough.