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Everything about proxy servers and how they work
Why use a proxy
In the days of firewalls, VPN services and the Tor application, practical methods of masking the IP address and speeding up the Internet, a proxy server is becoming indispensable for actively surfing the Internet. Many users use a proxy without really thinking about what it is, how it works and what functions it can perform. Below we will analyze what a proxy server is, where to get it and how to start using it. We will also focus on such points as the specifics of choosing a server and the differences between anonymous and regular types. The term proxy comes from the Latin "proxus" and means "next" or "substitute". It is a network communication interface that enables switching between two remote machines. There are basically two types of proxies: those that run locally on the network - this makes sense in companies, for example, to facilitate transmission over corporate Internet lines. And those provided by the provider. Although the former mainly serve as a cache, that is, they ensure that data does not need to be reloaded from the Internet every time, the provider's proxy server is especially interesting for everyday private use: it not only speeds up network access, but can also ensure your complete anonymity.
1. Install MTProxy
What happens when you browse the web? You type an address on your browser, and within a few seconds even less , you get the page you wanted. Without your knowledge, you might have used a proxy server to access the internet. In simple words, a proxy server works as a mediator server that separates users from a website they are accessing. A proxy server is beneficial as it offers multiple features, so in this guide, we will cover complete details on the proxy server and how you can use it in your system.
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