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Proxy Servers are a kind of buffer between your computer and the Internet sites you are accessing. The data you request come to the proxy server first, and only then proxy server transmits the data to you.
If the proxy server is also a cache server, it can use its local cache of previously downloaded web pages to provide the page without forwarding the request to the requested web-sites. If the page is not in the cache, the proxy server uses one of its own IP addresses to request the page from the server on the Internet.
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Why should I use proxy servers?
What is HTTP proxy server?
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Do I need to perform the proxy browser configuration every time I go online?
What do I do to exit the proxy server?
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Proxy server - what is it? A proxy server is a kind of buffer between your computer and the Internet. All information is transmited through the proxy server. When you open any site in your browser, your browser sends the necessary request to the proxy server and proxy server sends the same request to the desired web-site. The data you request come to the proxy server first, and only then proxy transmits the data to you. If the proxy server is also a cache server, it can use its local cache of previously downloaded web pages to provide the page without forwarding the request to the Internet. If the page is not in the cache, the proxy server uses one of its own IP addresses to request the page from the web-site on the Internet. When the page is returned, the proxy server relates it to the original request and forwards it to the user. So proxy servers c

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What anonymity levels of HTTP proxy servers exist? Transparent Proxy Servers - these proxy servers are not anonymous. They don't hide IP-address of a client and let a web server know that you are surfing through a proxy server. The task of such proxies, as a rule, is information caching and/or support of Internet access for several computers via single connection. Such proxies are not applicable for security and privacy while surfing on net. You can use them only for network speed improvement.
Anonymous Proxy Servers - these proxy servers don't show your real IP but change the request fields so it is very easy to detect that you are using proxy. High Anonymous Proxy Servers - these proxy servers do not pass an IP-address of a client and don't send any variables indicating that you are using proxy server to host and look like real browser.
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Why should I use proxy servers? Security and privacy. Anonymous proxy servers hide your IP address saving you from vulnerabilities concerned with it. So you can safely surf the web and your information will never be used by hackers and spammers.
Sometimes you may encounter problems while accessing to web server when server administrator restricted access from your IP or even from wide IP range (for example restricting access from certain countries or geographical regions). You can try to access those pages using an anonymous proxy server.

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What is HTTP proxy server? HTTP proxy server is a proxy allowing to work on the Internet with HTTP and (not always) FTP protocols. It can carry out caching of information downloaded from the Internet.
Now HTTP proxy servers are the most widespread. Proxy servers support is included into many programs: browsers, download managers etc. However, their support is not realized at a level of an operating system - in order to use proxy servers you should configure all programs, which should use proxies, in an appropriate way.
HTTP proxy servers have several anonymity levels.

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What is SOCKS proxy? SOCKS is a networking proxy protocol that enables hosts on one side of a SOCKS server to gain full access to hosts on the other side of the SOCKS server without requiring direct IP-reachability. SOCKS is often used as a network firewall, redirecting connection requests from hosts on opposite sides of a SOCKS server. The SOCKS server authenticates and authorizes requests, establishes a proxy connection, and relays data between hosts.
There are two major versions of SOCKS: SOCKS4 and SOCKS5.
For more information, see: SOCKS Overview and SOCKS FAQ

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How can I configure my browser to use a proxy server?

Set Internet Explorer Proxy Settings
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Configure Google Chrome to use Proxy Servers
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Do I need to perform the proxy browser configuration every time I go online?

No. Configuring your browser is a one-time event - unless you change to a new browser or to a new proxy server.
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What do I do to exit the proxy server? When you have finished using the proxy servers, remember to turn the proxy server settings off. If you do not, all further internet transactions will be filtered through the proxy server. Unnecessary use of the proxy server may slow down your internet access. Proxy server address
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What is a proxy chain? A proxy chain is a connection of 2 or more proxy servers. List of the Proxy software. Proxy software allows to work with any Internet service through a chain of SOCKS or HTTP(S) proxies. Using the program you can create proxy services with any number of proxy servers in the chain (supports HTTP, HTTPS, SOCKS4 and SOCKS5) to provide IP address security and tunnel Internet activity through proxy servers.

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What types of proxy servers exist?

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There are several types of proxies. Proxy of each type is designed to solve its specific tasks, however they have much in common, and their abilities coincide in many features.

HTTP Proxy Server

HTTP proxy server is a proxy allowing to work on the Internet with HTTP and (not always) FTP protocols. It can carry out caching of information downloaded from the Internet.
Now HTTP proxy servers are the most widespread. Their support (ability to use them) is included into many programs: browsers, download managers etc. However, their support is not realized at a level of an operating system - in order to use them, you should configure all programs, which should use proxies, in an appropriate way. HTTP proxy servers have several anonymity levels.

SOCKS Proxy

SOCKS is a networking proxy protocol that enables hosts on one side of a SOCKS server to gain full access to hosts on the other side of the SOCKS server without requiring direct IP-reachability. SOCKS is often used as a network firewall, redirecting connection requests from hosts on opposite sides of a SOCKS server. The SOCKS server authenticates and authorizes requests, establishes a proxy connection, and relays data between hosts. There are two major versions of SOCKS: SOCKS4 and SOCKS5.

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