You might have already heard about proxies and proxy servers in case you are actively using the Internet. But if you lack some knowledge about it and ask yourself frequently “what is a proxy?” and “how does a proxy server work?”, this article will help you catch up with this web technology and reveal all the benefits of using proxy servers.
What are Proxies?
What is a proxy exactly? A web proxy is some kind of intermediate between a web user and an online resource. But how do proxies work? When visiting a website directly, you send a web request containing information about yourself (the server or PC that you are using, your location, browser fingerprints, IP address, etc.). As a response to this data sent, the web resource provides you with the content you requested.
This technology will help you access blocked resources and ensure your anonymity on the Web.
A Few Words about Proxies?
When you use the Internet normally, your device connects directly to application servers and websites. As a result, these servers recognize your IP address, location, and other data, meaning you lose your anonymity on the Web. In addition, application and site owners or ISPs may block your access to some web servers.
Unlike the static websites of the past, today’s websites are honed to be able to identify your device through a set of parameters and using a range of sophisticated techniques. This allows the website owners to limit your activities on the website, collect information about your system or feed you the information deemed appealing in your particular case.