A Proxy is a server somewhere that you connect to, It acts as a middle man that connects your computer and the internet. Proxy servers are great tools that allow you to surf the internet anonymously and securely.
The proxy server essentially acts as a buffer between you and the internet. You send your requests through the proxy, and it requests data from the web – and then sends it back to you.
Why use the Proxy?
The Proxy Server cloaks your IP address, meaning that third parties will be unable to determine your identity. The only path that someone can trace your online actions back to is the proxy server. With the characteristic of Proxy, People can use the proxies for,
▶ Hiding your real IP to protect your Personal Information.
No one besides yourself and the proxy will know your location, your browsing habits, and your preferences, Keep Web Surfing from Being Tracked.
▶ Bypass Internet Geographical blocks, firewalls and content filters.
With a US Proxy, You can access Hulu.com Even if you are located outside the US. Making it easy for you to view sites that have been blocked for the location of the IP address. And you may bypass the firewall to unblock websites such as facebook.com,youtube.com at school or workplace.
▶ Harvest and Post backlink for SEO.
When discussing Search Engine Optimization, Both the Scrapebox and GSA search engine ranker are well-known SEO tools that need tons of proxies for Checking rankings, Scraping URLs and post links on different types of communities.
▶ Registering multiple accounts for Online Marketing.
The more proxies you have, The more IP you can post Ads on Craigslist and Create multiple accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and so on. And Meaning the more to get Followers, Favorites, Likes, Repins and Likes.
Proxies are Classify By IP Address
▶ Private Proxy (Paid)
Also named Exclusive Proxies, The proxies are running on Dedicated Proxy Server, The IP of proxy is only used by one user.
Private proxies are efficient services for internet marketing. That’s widely used on SEO tools such as GSA, Scrapebox, SenukeX. Also, For social media marketing, You can use proxies to create tons of twitter/ youtube/ Pinterest/ Instagram accounts for getting more Followers, Views, Repins, and Likes with automated tools like ZennoPoster, TweetAdder.
▶ Shared Proxy (Paid)
Also named Semi-Dedicated Proxies, The IP of proxy is shared between a limited number of users.
The key feature of private proxies needs to authorize. There’re two methods to authorize private proxies, one is used IP authentication, the other is using Username/Password which you can get proxies as “IP:PORT:Username: Password”.
▶ Public Proxy List (Free)
Continuously scan Free proxy servers then filter the proxies. The Public Proxy Server also know as Open Proxy Server that’s can be accessible by anyone. That’s meaning the proxies are opened to all internet users.
So you can use public proxies to hide your real IP address and surf anonymously for Free. The free proxy as IP:PORT can easily config on your web browser or other software application or app that supports the use of proxies.
Proxies are Classify By Proxy Protocol
▶ Web Proxy Sites (Website)
Web-based proxies without changing any browser settings, only for web surfing. Using a proxy site, or web proxy, users can unblock web sites that might be banned through their internet connection at work, school or elsewhere.
A user seeking to hide their ip and get to blocked web sites can navigate to a proxy site, enter the URL of the site they want to access, and then gain access to that site. You can find a web proxy list that’s constantly updated on http://www.proxysites.com.
▶ Sock Proxy (IP:Port)
All Sock Proxies are Highly anonymous Proxies. Not only for web browsing, and versatile for all your Internet usage, such as Torrent, Outlook, ICQ, Skype, MSN, WoW and so on.
Sock5 proxies can fully help you hiding your real IP. It’s known as fully anonymous proxies. These sorts of proxies will protect all of your traffic, including requests for DNS. So private Socks proxies can be used for your strict needs, like Adwords, Paypal…I main use ProxyBonanza service for Socks proxies.
▶ HTTP Proxy List (IP:Port)
According to HTTP header info, there are 3 levels of proxies.
- Elite Proxies – also named by Highly Anonymous Proxies that’s absolute anonymity. The web server can’t detect your real IP(your ISP IP) address, also you can’t know you’re using a proxy and all socks proxies are elite.
- Anonymous Proxies – can mask your real IP address but the server may know that you’re using the proxy. The header info tells web server you’re using a proxy but it only contains IP address of proxy to web sever not your IP address.
- Transparent Proxies – also name by caching proxies that are exposing your identity. The header info not only contain your ISP IP address but also tells a web server you’re using a proxy. The sole purpose of transparent proxies is to cache the data.