Web Proxy can be used for the following purposes:
- accelerate the loading of websites;
- testing online services;
- Bypassing the restrictions of the Administrator of the local network on access to certain web site addresses;
- hiding the real IP address and anonymous access to websites;
- gain access to websites that are closed to users in specific countries;
- and many other purposes.
Using a Web Proxy
Web Proxy is installed on the Web server and allows its users to download arbitrary web resources from the IP address of this server, which ensures the anonymity of web surfing. To use the Web proxy, you must enter the address of the resource of interest and, if you wish to specify additional settings, activate the transition. Additional settings include:
- use of the Cookie;
- encoding of web addresses and pages;
- replace or clear the header;
- and a number of others, depending on the specific application.
When encoding the web address of the downloadable resource, the algorithms Base64 and Rot13 are applied. To encode web pages, the conversion to the HEX code of all the text content of the web page is used. Using these methods allows you to access pages with prohibited content and go to the web address blocked by the Administrator. Administrative methods for countering the use of Web proxies in local networks can be: increased content filtering and blocking of public web proxy addresses.
It is worth noting that most hosters prohibit the installation of cheap web hosting proxy at cheap rates because of the heavy load on the server and active consumption of incoming traffic. Despite this restriction, the creation of entire Web proxy networks on the Internet is widespread, they represent a large number of different domain names hosted on one or more IP addresses of dedicated servers. Such networks are used by their owners to profit from the advertising placed on these resources.
Popular Web Proxy scripts
PHP proxy server (with HTTP protocol support), which allows you to bypass the various restrictions set by the local proxy server. For example, often on university proxy servers the most popular entertainment web resources are closed to gain access to such resources, it is possible to use PHProxy. To use, you need an external web server with PHP support, on which PHProxy is installed.
PHP proxy server , which is very different from similar web scripts. The main distinguishing features of Zelune are: optional, but the possible use of MySQL will allow the web proxy administrator to apply user locks to countries. The built-in caching system allows you to load previously requested web pages from the cache of the web server, rather than retrieving them from remote resources. A useful option for administrators of public web servers will be the ability to replace ad units from the requested pages with their own, at the moment Google AdSense and Yahoo! ad units are supported Publisher Network. Zelune administration panel has a lot of settings that allow you to configure the Web proxy according to the individual requirements of the website owner, control the size of the cache and block access to the website at the given IP addresses.