How to access some websites through a proxy

Having access to so modern and advanced technology as the Internet, people still do not have complete freedom to use it. The governments of many progressive countries at the legislative level control the availability of Internet resources, which, in their opinion, violate laws and contain information that harms citizens or threatens national security.

Sometimes really dangerous websites that spread information about weapons and drugs, divulging personal data of users, or created with the purpose of fraud and deceiving people, are banned. But the laws are not so perfect. Sometimes the government prohibits a resource that is contrary to its interests, limiting the freedom of speech of citizens. Some sites are blocked entirely, just because of several pages that contain data contrary to the laws. Users face restrictions in the network at every turn. Even within corporate networks of enterprises, network administrators block entertainment resources, social networks and postal services for their employees.

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In this case, the user has a choice: either to put up with the situation and accept the restriction of access to a site that does not contain illegal information, or to find ways to bypass the blocking of the Internet resource that is legitimate. If you are among those who made a choice in favor of the second option, then you need to understand that it is much easier to do this than it might seem at first glance.

All user requests send through a server accessing the Internet. This is either an ISP server or a company's local network server. It has information about which resource the user wants to access and who exactly is going to do it. It turns out that there are two global ways to bypass the blocking of an Internet resource. You must either hide the information about which resource the user is requesting, or hide the information about who is making the request. By these two principles are built all the ways to circumvent the blocking of an Internet resource.

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A proxy server is one of the most common ways to bypass blocked sites, thanks to its ease of use. After connecting to the proxy server, all requests go through it. That is, proxy acts as an intermediary between the user's computer and Internet resources. Since the proxy server has its own ip-address, the provider believes that the request came from it, not from the user. Due to this, if the proxy has the ip-address of the country in which access to the blocked Internet resource is open, it will be possible to easily access it.

There are several ways to access the site through a proxy. The first is the use of one of the special web services, called anonymizers. In fact, the anonymizer is a special site to bypass the blocking of other sites. This is the easiest way, because all you need to do is to go to its main page and enter the link of the Internet resource you are interested in in the special search box. But through the anonymizer, most of the resources are displayed in a compressed form, and their download speed significantly decreases. Another way is a little more difficult, but much more reliable and allows you to maintain the speed of loading Internet pages, and sometimes even increase it. To use it, you need to get the proxy server address and configure the browser through it.

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There are free, public proxy servers that can be found on the Internet. But finding a high quality and working free server is difficult, because they are constantly blocked, because too many people use them. It is much easier to buy a proxy server that only you will have access to. The efficiency of paid servers is controlled by the companies that distribute them. They make sure that their proxies work smoothly, and also provide their customers around the clock technical support. When making purchase, you can choose a server of any type and level of privacy. And also, if you wish, choose a proxy with the ip-address of any country of interest.

How to enter prohibited sites: other ways

1. Virtual Private Network (VPN)

VPN is a virtual private network. Service that works on the principle similar to a proxy. VPN also changes your ip-address and encrypts data. Modern browsers have special VPN extensions that can be used simply by enabling them in the settings. There are both paid and free VPN-services.

2. Browser TOR

Browser TOR is a special browser that was originally created and configured to work anonymously online. It uses special ciphers to hide information about users and constantly changes their ip-addresses during operation. However, the speed of loading pages when using it is quite low. But from the very beginning it is configured and ready to work, you just need to download it from the developers site.

3. Cache of search engines 

If the cache contains information about the resource that you have visited while it was still freely available, you can access it by opening an earlier version. With the help of a special opportunity present in the search engines, you can make the transition to an Internet resource by clicking on the saved copy. The so-called archive transition is not visible to your provider, and it does not block access to the site.

4. Turbo mode of browser

The mode of fast loading of certain pages, present in modern browsers, opens them in a compressed form and allows you to enter forbidden sites, because It is difficult for the provider to notice a request for which you need a little of traffic.

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In addition we have to admit the fact, that while you’re working with services and programs, that allows you to be anonymous in the network - your personal information can be protected more from one kind of scummers, but can be a target for another one. It is important to always carefully approach the issue of using such tools and try not to work online with information that is critical for you.