FAQ

What is a Proxy and how it work?


A proxy, or proxy server, in network, is a server program or device, which acts as an intermediary in requests for resources made by a client to another server.

For example, if you go to www.google.com through an proxy server, the request would be like this:

You will be the client (A), the proxy server will be the intermediary (B) and www.google.com will be the end destination (C).

(A) open the page (C), it will do so by means of a request to B, which in turn will transfer the request to (C); In this way, (C) will not know(in theory) that the request originally came from (A).

How Proxy works


Why should I use a proxy server?


Proxies is commonly used to access to certain websites that is blocked by ISP, Country, School, Workplace ect. Or just want to navigate on websites anonimily and don't want their IP address to be identified or their identity tracked down.





Proxy types


There are several types of proxy, on our website you will find 3 of them: HTTP, SSL/HTTPS and SOCKS.


HTTP Proxies


HTTP proxies are those that use the standard HTTP protocol (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and designed for basic web browsing on websites that do not require secure SSL connection.

When a HTTP proxy is used, all information transmitted through it is exposed such as passwords, email, etc. If the connection is intercepted all data can be easily visualized as plain text.


HTTPS Proxies


HTTPS Proxies work exactly like standard HTTP with the difference that the "S" of "Secure" means that the data transferred between a Client-Server are encrypted.


The HTTP and HTTPS Proxies are divided into the following levels of anonymity:


Level 3 or Transparent

These proxies, through headers, send your real IP address to the destination server, so practically these proxies don't make you anonymous.

Level 2 or Anonymous

Also called Distorting because not show your real IP address, but tell to the final server thorugh headers that you are using a proxy.

Level 1 or Elite

These proxies have the highest level of anonymity, the final server doesn't know your real IP address and doesn't know that you are using a proxy.


SOCKS Proxies


SOCKS Proxies establish a TCP/UDP connection to another server on behalf of the client, routing all traffic between the client and the server. Because they operate at a lower level, they are highly anonymous.





Which is better, HTTP or SOCKS Proxies?


We recommend SOCKS Proxies because they provide high level of anonymity and support SSL connection by default, however, because they are better there may be less than the HTTP.


HTTP proxies or SOCKS Proxies





How can I Configure / use a proxy server?


You can take a look at the following guides.


• How to use Proxy in Google Chrome



Open the Chrome Menu in the top-right corner.

Google Chrome menu


Click on the Settings option.

Google Chrome settings


Scroll down until find Advanced settings and click on it.

Google Chrome advanced settings


Scroll down until find Network section and click on Open proxy settings button.

Google Chrome Network settings


Click on LAN settings button.

Google Chrome LAN settings


Check Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections).

Fill Address and Port info with the proxy that you choose from our list.

Google Chrome Proxy confiuration

Click on OK button and and that's all, your Chrome is configured to use a proxy server. If you want to check if it works, go to What is my IP address website.




• How to use Proxy in Mozilla Firefox



Open the Firefox Menu in the top-right corner.

Mozilla Firefox menu


Click on Options

Mozilla Firefox Options


Scroll down until find Network Proxy section and click on Settings button.

Mozilla Firefox Network Proxy Settings


Check Manual proxy configuration.

Fill the fields with the proxy that you choose from our list.

Mozilla Firefox Proxy configuration


Click on OK button and and that's all, your Firefox is configured to use a proxy server. If you want to check if it works, go to What is my IP address website.




• How to use Proxy in Opera



Open the Opera menu in the top-left corner.

Opera menu


Click on the Settings option.

Opera settings


Click on Browser section.

Opera Browser settings


Scroll down until find Network section and click on Change proxy settings button.

Opera Network settings


Click on LAN settings button.

Opera LAN settings


Check Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections).

Fill Address and Port info with the proxy that you choose from our list.

Opera Proxy configuration

Click on OK button and and that's all, your Opera is configured to use a proxy server. If you want to check if it works, go to What is my IP address website.