Buy me a coffee. Become a Patron. It assumes that you are a professional PC user and by no means a professional system administrator. Also, you will be able to create as many proxy logins and passwords for your friends and family as you want.
Why use a proxy
Proxies and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin and open source topics. Hub for Good Supporting each other to make an impact. Write for DigitalOcean You get paid, we donate to tech non-profits. In this article, you'll learn how to create a safe, encrypted tunnel between your computer and your VPS along with how to bypass limits in a corporate network, how to bypass NAT, etc. This article will cover some basic theory, which you can skip if you like just by going straight to the examples further down.
Types of proxies
On the face of it, it appears that both proxies and VPNs provide the same services. In reality they are quite different tools with very different purposes. A proxy server acts as an intermediary between your computer and any computer you are connecting to. This is done in much the same way as your computer uses its router as a gateway to connect to the internet on your local network.
Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin and open source topics. Hub for Good Supporting each other to make an impact. Write for DigitalOcean You get paid, we donate to tech non-profits. Since this Squid proxy would allow anyone using it to make connections from your droplet's IP address, you would want to restrict access to it. If you would like to use this Squid proxy from your phone, you would have to install a dynamic DNS update client. Once you have a dynamic IP hostname, you can update it from your router at home, mobile device, or an API call. Edit the file and add your hostname nyproxy1. By default, Squid listens on port Where would you like to share this to? Twitter Reddit Hacker News Facebook.