Face the fact! You have been blocked from accessing certain websites in your office or school. Have you thought why it is so? When you send a request to access a particular website, especially one that has been banned in your geographical area, you will not be able to access that site. The server recognises your IP address and hence you are not allowed entry. Well, that is not just the only reason. If you wish to mask your identity and location, then you have to do a simple thing that will make it possible. You don’t have to install anything, just configure a little software in your browser and hey presto, the job is done.
Web Proxy Servers
Do you know what a web proxy server is? It is a kind of server that acts as a server when you send a request to access web content. Instead of your IP address, the proxy server’s IP address is portrayed. So if anyone is trying to hack into your computer, then he will get the IP address of the proxy server. What good will that do to him. Nothing, anyway. You can conceal your identity and protect your geographical location by not revealing where you are living or staying with the help of proxy server. You can also protect your credit card information, your bank account details and your email addresses in this manner. In this day and age, proxy servers are going to rule the net world, because identity stealers and hackers are at large, still, and growing by the day.
Paid proxy servers or Free servers
The term ‘free’ is always attractive. When you have the option of choosing free servers and paid ones, there is a tendency for people to go for the free ones. Free ones are fine enough, but you cannot expect fast surfing speed with that one. However, with paid proxy servers, the story is different. You get to browse quickly, download or upload files within a matter of moments, watch movies and protect your privacy, all at the same time. Paid proxy severs are exclusively for you, but with free ones, you have to share them with others.
You can Access Social Media Sites Too
One of the things that most office-goers complain is the ban imposed on their computer. They cannot visit any social networking site because it has been banned in their office computer. Once you send a request for Facebook, for instance, your IP address is recognised as banned and you cannot open the page. This problem is solved with a proxy server. If you have any qualms about opening and accessing Facebook in your office computer, then you can do the same in your laptop. Of course, you must do it during your lunch break, after all, you are not supposed to cheat your company. You can use proxy servers to unblock YouTube. If you are living in a country where YouTube is blocked, getting a proxy server would be the best answer. Similarly, you can open several accounts in social media sites and create email addresses for business purposes. And not worry about who is watching your email addresses. Yes, you remain anonymous in totality.
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