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What is a modern proxy server

The article was posted on January 05, 2023

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One of the variants of the translation of the English term proxy is the phrase "proxy" - and this fully reveals the semantic load of the topic of this article. A proxy server is a separate software package that is an intermediary point, an intermediary between a user and a certain resource on the network. This is an additional link in the chain of data transmission via the Internet. On your behalf, the proxy server requests or transmits information to the target resource, acting for it as the end consumer, while representing your interests anonymously.

Proxy acts as a kind of gateway or filter between you and the source of information on the network. It allows its clients to make indirect requests to third-party network services, receiving them to their address and forwarding them on their behalf. The process begins with the user connecting to the proxy server and entering a request to connect to the resource he needs. Next, the proxy either connects to the desired service itself, or gives the client a version stored in its own cache memory. Sometimes the received request from the proxy server client or the received server response may be modified for security purposes. The use of this technology expands additional benefits and opportunities for customers:

🔒 Ensures anonymity of users for the target resource;
🔒 Protection against cyber attacks is guaranteed;
🔒 The software proxy complex successfully resists tracking;
🔒 The share of privacy for the data consumer is increasing;
🔒 Using a proxy server allows you to bypass blocking;
🔒 Significantly increases the level of security for the customer of the service.

Every modern proxy server allows data transmission with virtually no loss of speed, with the exception of resources using outdated equipment and artificial traffic restrictions. ProxyElite Company. biz provides its customers with high-quality high-speed service based on the use of its own equipment and software of the latest generation. Our proxy servers are easy to set up and have sufficient data transfer speed. If necessary, each client receives the help of our Support Service and can sort out the organization of proxy surfing on the network in a matter of minutes.

What are proxy servers for

The article was posted on January 04, 2023

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The use of a software intermediary when working with the Internet has become an almost ubiquitous necessity these days if you want to receive and receive data without any blocking and restrictions from regulatory authorities. A high-quality proxy server opens up many opportunities for its users, such as:

🔒 Privacy. You access the required resource through an intermediary, i.e. for the final addressee of the request, it is the proxy software package that acts as the recipient and sender of the data, and you maintain your anonymity.
🔒 Security. In the event of cyber attacks related to the use of a particular resource, their target will be a proxy server, and you will enjoy the safe use of the necessary sites.
🔒 Bypass locks. Nowadays, when the authorities of almost every country prohibit more and more resources, this point becomes especially relevant. Do not deny yourself the use of convenient and familiar sites and programs using a proxy.
🔒 Access to your favorite content. There are also resources on the network that are strictly intended for certain countries and regions. If you are not located there, you will be able to access them through a proxy server.

Additional tasks assigned to the proxy: This service can be used by both individuals and entire companies. In addition to the advantages described above, the proxy service can also perform some other tasks. To speed up the network, this becomes possible thanks to the use of cache copies of popular sites that are stored in the proxy memory. His participation reduces the real load of the required resource and allows you to receive and receive data faster. Filter unwanted sites, this option is used in public networks, a kind of analogue of "parental control". You will not be able to visit prohibited resources, for example, open Twitter from a work computer, etc.

Data compression also helps to speed up the network. Before sending to the final destination, user requests undergo special processing, which has a positive effect on the speed of traffic. Turbo modes work in a similar way in some popular browsers: Yandex and Opera. This set of functionality makes the use of a professional proxy server an important element of ensuring the confidentiality of personal data and ensuring cyber security.

Proxy servers: what they are

The article was posted on January 03, 2023

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The proxy service can be organized in different ways, it depends on the principle of operation of this software intermediary. Let's consider the most common proxy options currently used in practice.

Forward Proxy – direct server: is located between data consumers and their external sources. Forward Proxy receives a request from the user, processes it using software algorithms, and only then goes to the external network. Using a direct proxy server, you can visit sites that are closed in your region, provide anonymous surfing on the network, etc. This type of proxy is the predominant option among such solutions.

Reverse proxy – reverse server: Most resources store information on several servers at once. The task of the reverse proxy server is to receive incoming requests, analyze them and redirect them to the desired resource. This option balances the load well, distributing traffic, especially during peak hours. When visiting a site, its visitors do not suspect that Reverse proxy is actively involved in this process.

Proxy servers provide anonymity on the network for their clients, but they differ in the degree of data confidentiality. There are several proxy gradations:

🔒 Transparent proxy server. The addressee can see the IP of the server sending the requests, and it is also clear that the request is made through an intermediary. The usual option for use in enterprises, universities, etc .
🔒 Anonymous proxy server. It changes the AI, so it provides anonymity for its client. With its help, you can bypass the blocking of various resources, negate the possibility of tracking by marketing robots. But the addressee resource in this case still understands that an intermediary service is accessing it, and not a real user.
🔒 Distorting proxy server. In this variant, both IP and HTTP headers change, which allows you to simulate a request from a real client, and not through proxy mediation.
🔒 Proxy servers with increased anonymity. These are the safest and most modern versions of this service. In the process of use, there is a frequent change of the user's IP address, it is quite difficult to track the user's real location.

The most popular types of modern proxy servers

The article was posted on January 02, 2023

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To choose a certain type of proxy, the user must analyze the functional tasks that he plans to solve using this service. You need to clearly define for yourself: what exactly do you need a proxy server for, because you will have to choose from a fairly impressive variety of them. At the moment, we can talk about dozens of data types of software complexes: FTP, POP3, SMTP, CGI and many others. Consider the most popular options below.

HTTP proxy: Now it is the most common type of proxy server. It is used almost everywhere: in offices, libraries, educational and medical institutions and in many other places, including data centers. The main functional tasks of HTTP proxy include:

🔒 File caching (size compression) to increase data transfer speed.
🔒 Blocking unwanted resources. It is actively used in schools, universities, enterprises and wherever it is necessary to restrict access to extraneous, malicious or distracting content.
🔒 Ad blocking - HTTP proxy can reduce the load on traffic due to the fact that the ad block simply does not load in the users' browser.

HTTPS proxy: With the help of this service, outgoing traffic is encrypted. At the same time, external resources simply do not have the ability to access personal information that is transmitted by the client's computer. The use of HTTPS proxy is especially important when you need to keep confidential information secret, for example, login details for personal accounts (logins and passwords), bank card numbers.

Socks proxy: This type is considered the most progressive and modern. The network protocol was developed a long time ago – more than 30 years ago by American Dave Koblas, and today new versions of this proxy are already being used: Socks 4 and Socks 5. A distinctive feature of this proxy server is that information about the client's IP address is not transmitted, while the end resource does not "understand" what the user is sending their requests are not directly, but uses an intermediary complex. The advantage of the Socks proxy over the HTTP version is that the first one is able to handle any traffic flow, and HTTP is only the pages of websites.

Proxy server setup

Article posted January 01, 2023

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The correct proxy configuration for your browser will provide you with anonymity of surfing the web and the opportunity to visit resources blocked by local administrations. Here we will give a brief instruction on how to set up a proxy for the most popular browsers: Google Chrome and Opera.

Connecting to a proxy via Google Chrome:
To connect a proxy server through this browser, follow the steps according to the following algorithm:

🔒 Simultaneously press the "Ctrl" and "H" keys.
🔒 On the left side of the screen you will see an option button that gives you the opportunity to "Clear history" - click it.
🔒 Then activate the cleanup function via "Delete Data".
🔒 After that, write "Proxy" in the search bar to quickly find the desired section in the settings menu.
🔒 Among the various options offered by the system, choose "Configure a proxy server for this computer".
🔒 The system will redirect you to the settings page of the PC operating system, where you will need to find items concerning manual adjustment of these functions – they are at the very bottom.
🔒 When you find a toggle switch that will allow you to "Use a proxy server" - turn it on. Then enter the corresponding server data into the empty cell fields and click on "Save Settings".

If necessary, you can configure this function in more detail. For example, make a list of websites where the proxy server simply will not be active. Or block its use for addresses inside the local network.

Opera settings:
To set up a proxy server in this browser, first run the program, and then follow a series of steps described below:

🔒 Simultaneously press the "Ctrl" and "H" keys.
🔒 On the left side of the screen you will see an option button that gives you the opportunity to "Clear history" - click it.
🔒 Then activate the cleanup function via "Delete Data".

You can also disable the use of a proxy server for intranet addresses, add a list of exception sites where the intermediary will not be activated. A technical support option is available for all clients of ProxyElite. biz. Our experts will help you quickly figure out the necessary settings to use the service fully and comfortably.