What is a proxy server?
A proxy server verifies and forwards incoming client requests to other servers for further communication. A proxy server is located between a client and a server where it acts as an intermediary between the two, such as a Web browser and a Web server. The proxy server’s most important role is providing security.
In the enterprise, a proxy server is used to facilitate security, administrative control or caching services, among other purposes. In a personal computing context, proxy servers are used to enable user privacy and anonymous surfing.
Benefits of using proxy servers?
Internet Connection Sharing – Small businesses and families may have several computers sharing one internet connection. A proxy server could be used to share the internet with the computers on the LAN.
Speed up the Internet – If a proxy server is used, the proxy server may have a cache function that will store internet data in order to facilitate a quicker response from the proxy server as opposed to direct accessing.
Hide the IP address – Makes it possible for the client computer to surf the internet anonymous. Proxy servers can be used as an intermediary between the user’s computer and the internet to prevent attacks and hacking.
Bypass security restrictions – Many businesses and organizations may have blocked certain sites such as Facebook and Twitter, however a proxy server may be used to bypass such restrictions.
Disadvantages of using a proxy server?
Identity or data theft – You are well aware that a proxy server can remember passwords and other sensitive information. I do not recommend banking through a random proxy, if you should need to it is recommended that you pay for a proxy.
Reliability – If you use my method to getting free proxies from the internet, they can work one minute and be inactive the next.
If you use proxies for the less sensitive of operations you will be fine.
In this video I am going to demonstrate how to get free proxies from the internet and test each proxy server for anonymity and speed. I perform this task in order to determine the most anonymous proxy servers for my market research needs.
Proxy Server Resources
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ScrapeBox can harvest proxies from various websites and forums which publish proxy lists, so you can add the URL’s of your favorite proxy websites.