What is a Proxy
What is a proxy
People use proxies to:
Many websites limit access to some geographic regions. They detect locations by checking the IP addresses of every device that tries to connect to their servers.
Protect Privacy and Increase Security
The internet has become a dangerous place, and people are looking for ways to use services privately and not give away any sensitive information. Your IP address is some of the most vulnerable information about you, as it pinpoints your location and internet service provider.
Avoid Firewalls and Bans
Schools, workplaces and even some countries block certain websites. Their firewalls and blocks have no effect on proxies, so you can connect to a proxy server and use it to connect to Instagram , Reddit or Twitter with ease.
Automate Online Processes
Automation and higher efficiency is on everyone's mind these days. As the internet expands in leaps and bounds, it is impossible to do some things manually. For example, you cannot run a travel planning company without a script that automatically checks every flight service's prices.
Use Multiple Accounts and Gather Data
Marketing agencies, SEO companies and business consultancies usually have hundreds of accounts to manage on a daily basis. This includes managing hundreds of Facebook accounts or doing thousands of search engine queries in order to scrape data.
What are the most popular types of proxies:
Residential proxies are the highest quality proxies, because they look like real mobile or desktop devices. Actually, they ARE real devices. Each residential IP is a device that acts as a proxy server. To any site, traffic coming from residential proxies look like you and me.
Datacenter proxies are virtual IP addresses created in powerful server hubs. They do not have any internet service provider information associated with them. These proxies are often banned, as their connections look like fake internet traffic. They have a bad wrap because of how often datacenter proxies are used for DDoS attacks. These proxies also share a subnetwork (for example, a C class sub network is represented by number 14 in these IP addresses: 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206).
An anonymous proxy is the type of proxy that does not send your identification information to your target server. It pretends to be the actual user, as opposed to a non-anonymous proxy, which notifies servers about it being a proxy.
Transparent proxies do not change a client's IP address. They usually sit between devices in a public Wi-Fi network and the internet. Transparent proxies most often act as gatekeeper proxies that authenticate users and give them access to the network.
Proxies are compatible with:
Every major browser, including IE, FireFox, Safari and Chrome, is compatible with proxies. iPhones and Android devices also can use a proxy. Whether you choose to use proxies on your device or your browser, the proxy setup will take just a couple of simple steps. Click any icon below to view proxy setup settings you need.
How to Start Using Proxies
Setting up a proxy doesn't take more than a minute or two. Simply select your browser or device from the list above to see their proxy settings.
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