A proxy server is a node on the Internet that allows a user to obscure his IP and location from sites that he visits. The server establishes a secure connection and rebroadcasts packets so that they appear to originate with the proxy server and not the user's computer.
Set a Windows computer to route network traffic through a proxy server by changing the setting in the Local Area Network Settings dialog under the Connections tab in Internet Properties. You may need permission from your network administrator if you are trying use a proxy server at work.
A U.S. proxy server is needed when a person requires an intermediary between her web browser and the Internet. These servers can be used for several processes, including improving browsing performance, increasing security or filtering out content.
The way to find the proxy settings on a computer depends on the operating system installed. On a Windows PC, one can find the proxy settings under Local Area Network Settings. On a Mac OS X, the proxy settings are found under the Network settings after clicking the Advanced button.
A proxy server provides an anonymous portal for accessing information over the Internet. Many businesses and individuals rely on proxy servers as a means of online protection. In order to use a proxy to access the Web, users must direct their computer systems to the relevant proxy address.
Some companies that offer proxy servers include AnchorFree, Proxify, Hotspot Shield, Witopia and Hide My Ass. Some of these companies offer free and paid services while others offer only paid services in different packages. Some companies provide software that users must install to access the Intern
Any proxy server that allows public accounts provides this service. Proxy.org lists available proxies, updated every 10 minutes, and VPNs, and provides explanations of proxy and VPN types. Proxy and VPNs services often charge a fee for use.
To find a list of proxy servers, go to Twitter.com, and perform a keyword search for proxy servers, proxy networks, virtual proxy networks or VPNs. Server hosts tweet daily proxy server Web addresses as shortened URLs.
A server address is another name for an Internet protocol or IP address. Each computer has its own IP address, and when a person types the name of a website into a browser, he is actually directed to the IP address associated with that website's name.
One of the simplest ways to discover the Internet Protocol address of a server is to use the ping utility. While this method does not work for all servers, a simple use of this command usually reveals the IP address of a publicly-available server.