The Basics of How to use Proxy

by Harry Constantine

Before we learn how to use a proxy, we need to know what proxy is all about.

Proxy is nothing but a server, an application or a system, in the computer networks, which processes the clients request and forwards it to the specified server. When we are connected to proxy server we can send a request for a webpage, file, connection or any of these resources available in other servers.

So then, how to use proxy? It’s simple. Proxy server comes in a numeric format, like 111.111.111.111.111. A proxy server acts as a middleman; it allows you to hide the IP from the recently visited site; where IP stands for Internet Protocol. Then with the means of a computer your request for a web page will be carried forward to that particular website from your end and you will get to see the page right on the screen of your computer.

All the major Internet browsers allow the use of proxies including Internet Explores, Fire fox and many more.

It is always better to learn how to use proxy as it is one of the safest ways to surf online. Once you’ve learnt how to use a proxy you can maintain anonymity while browsing online, you can hide your identity and you can also bypass the firewall of ISP and have a quick access to sites that have been blocked.

Also you need to know to various types of proxies and how to use proxy of every type. Along with the types you’ll need to learn how to use a proxy in the most appropriate way. Remember, when you learn how to use a proxy, you should also concentrate on finding the right proxy to use.

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