What is a Proxy Server?A Proxy Server is simply a server(computer) that acts as a middleman between two computers. When a client is using a proxy, all of his requests will be sent to a proxy server first, which will then fetch the requested resource on the client's behalf and then pass that resource back to the client's computer.
The original use of proxy servers was to efficiently serve resources between computers. A proxy server can be configured to cache resources, so if you have many computers using the same proxy, and one of them requests some resource from the Internet, there's a chance that that particular resource has been already requested once by another computer on that proxy network. If that happens, a proxy server simply sends you that resource straight from its cache without even making a connection to the server where the actual resource is located.ty
Another popular use of a proxy server is to keep your IP address hidden on the Internet. With minimal effort, here is what we currently know about you:
Your Location according to your IP address
Your HTTP Headers
|HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING||x-gzip, gzip, deflate|
It may not be much, but if you're doing something illegal or something that will get your IP blocked, you may want to hide your real IP and instead hide behind a proxy server.
Enable Proxy in your Web browser
Besides using the traditional way of changing proxy settings in a browser, you may use this tool to help you switch between proxies fast. Works on Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, browser restart is not necessary.
Download Proxy Switcher
Tools > Internet Options > Connections Tab > Lan Settings
Check the box Use a proxy server for your LAN and then type in the IP address and the port into the boxes.
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome uses proxy settings from Internet Explorer, so if the proxy is enabled in Internet Explorer, it is also enabled in Chrome. Chrome doesn't have its own proxy settings.
Follow instructions from Internet Explorer to enable Proxy surfing in Google Chrome.
Mozilla FirefoxTools > Options > Advanced Tab > Network Tab > Settings.
Check Use manual proxy configuration and type in the proxy ip and port into the boxes.