What Is a Proxy or Proxy Server



Proxy Server

A proxy or proxy server is basically another computer which serves as a hub through which internet requests are processed.


By connecting through one of these servers, your computer sends your requests to the proxy server which then processes your request and returns what you were wanting. In this way it serves as an intermediary between your home machine and the rest of the computers on the internet.

Proxies are used for a number of reasons such as to filter web content, to go around restrictions such as parental blocks, to screen downloads and uploads and to provide anonymity when surfing the internet.

What Defines an Elite Proxy

An elite proxy server does all of the basic functions of any other proxy you might find, with some unique additions. First, REMOTE_ADDR is a header proxies send out to other servers, which contains your IP address. However, most proxies also send out the headers HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR and HTTP_VIA, which reveal more information about your particular computer  With an elite proxy, this information is hidden, as these headers are not included with the typical IP address header that is customary. This can help you get around software, sites and programs that might not normally accept requests from your computer.

How to Increase Security Using an Elite Proxy

One great thing about elite proxies is that it can be used in tandem with other platforms to further enhance your computer’s security. The Virtual Private Server, or VPS, is a machine sold by various Internet servers to further protect users. This package is customizable so you can adapt a system that works best for your own needs. This, combined with the elite proxy, means you can set yourself up to surf the web, download and do business without worry about who is looking on.

Why Use a Proxy?

If you are wanting to surf the web anonymously then proxies can provide you with a means to hide your home IP address from the rest of the world.

By connecting to the internet through proxies, the home IP address of your machine will not be shown but rather the IP of the proxy server will be shown.

This can provide you with more privacy then if you were simply connecting directly to the internet.

There are number of proxies that can provide you with service. You can find a list of these simply by typing "Proxy List" into any search engine. There are some proxies which are free and some which charge money, the choice is up to you but we have found that the paid proxies are more reliable, faster and more secure.

How to Setup a Proxy

Internet Explorer Proxy Settings


  • Click Tools
  • Click Internet Options
  • Click the Connections Tab
  • Click LAN settings
  • Check the "Use a proxy server for your LAN" box
  • Enter the IP Address of the Proxy Server and the Port Number
  • Click OK


FireFox Proxy Settings


  • Click the FireFox Button(The button in the upper left corner)
  • Click Options
  • Click Options in the new tab
  • Click the Advanced Tab
  • Click Settings
  • Click Manual Proxy Settings
  • In the HTTP Proxy Box enter the IP Address of the proxy server and the Port number
  • Click Ok


Google Chrome Proxy Settings


  • Click the Customize and Control Button(Button with the wrench picture in upper right corner
  • Click Under the Hood
  • Click Change proxy settings
  • Click LAN Settings
  • Check the "Use a proxy server for your LAN" box
  • Enter the IP Address of the Proxy Server and the Port Number
  • Click OK


Safari Proxy Settings


  • Click Safari
  • Click Preferences
  • Click Advanced
  • Click Change Settings
  • Check the Web Proxy(HTTP) box
  • Enter the IP Address of the Proxy Server and the Port Number
  • Click Apply


Proxy Detection

Are you truly hidden? We do provide proxy detection at WhatIsMyIP.com. If your proxy is setup correctly you will see it's IP address on the Proxy Check page and you may receive a message that a proxy was detected. It is impossible to detect all proxies. We may not detect your proxy but that does not mean that other sites can't. Nor does it mean you are completely anonymous.
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