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Video: Proxy Protocol Explained - HTTP, SSL and SOCKS Proxies

Ok, it’s time we talk about proxy protocols. SOCKS5, HTTP, HTTPS, UDP, TCP - what are they, why do they exist and how can you choose one that’s best suited for you.

Martin Ganchev

Martin Ganchev

Feb 19, 2024

2 min. read

What is a proxy protocol?

A proxy protocol is a standardized set of rules governing the communication between a client device and a proxy server. It defines how data is exchanged, allowing the proxy server to efficiently handle and forward requests from clients to destination servers. Popular protocols include HTTP, SOCKS, and HTTPS, each tailored for specific types of traffic.

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Martin Ganchev

Martin Ganchev

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Martin, aka the driving force behind our business expansion, is extremely passionate about exploring fresh opportunities, fostering lasting relationships in the proxy market, and, of course, sharing his insights with you.

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