In short, a proxy is basically another computer that stands between your own computer and the destination site.
What is a proxy server?
A proxy server is basically another computer which serves as a hub through which internet requests are processed. By connecting through one of these servers, your computer sends your requests to the server which then processes your request and returns what you were wanting.
Why use a proxy server?
Proxies are used for a number of reasons such as to filter web content, to go around restrictions such as parental blocks, to screen downloads and uploads and to provide anonymity when surfing the internet. If you are wanting to surf the web anonymously then proxies can provide you with a means to hide your home IP address from the rest of the world.
There are a number of proxies that can provide you with service. Some are free and some charge a small fee, the choice is up to you but we have found that the paid services are more reliable, faster, and more secure.
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