What is a Web Proxy

About Web Proxies

Web proxies provide a quick and easy way to change your IP address while surfing the Internet. Web proxies are extremely portable as they do not require the installation of additional software or modification to computer networking settings. They are used like a search engine, except that you enter a website address instead of a search query into a form, and web proxies return webpages rather than search results. The sites you visit through the proxy see an IP address belonging to the proxy rather than your IP address.

Web Proxy Features

Web proxies vary a great deal in features and functionality. The best web proxies offer SSL security, which encrypts communications between the user and the proxy. A beneficial side effect of SSL is the ability to bypass censorship restrictions in countries which restrict access to websites. Web proxies also afford some additional options which are unique to this type of proxy, including User Agent masking, cookie management, and advertisement removal.

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Our Recommendation

Given the number of web proxies available, choosing the right proxy service can be confusing. We recommend Proxify, the leading web proxy service. Proxify is most popular and longest running web-based proxy on the Internet with a reputation for being strongly committed to protecting the privacy and security of its users. Proxify also has many locations around the world enabling you to appear as if you are connecting from other countries.

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Brian Gilbert

Brian has been a website administrator with WhatIsMyIP.com since early 2006. He's known in the forum as WIMIAdmin. He has an extensive computer background that started back in the early 80's when his mom bought him his first computer, a Texas Instruments TI-99/4A. Brian has turned his passion for technology into a full time gig.

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