What is a proxy server?

A proxy server that is required to protect against network attacks is an intermediary between the Internet resource and the user's computer. In addition, it provides anonymity to the user and provides access to private sites.

Proxy Types

Proxies are two types:

  • private (paid);
  • public (free).

Free proxies are characterized by unstable work, short life and low security, so it's better not to use them to visit sites that require authorization. Why? There is a high probability that your personal data (password and login) will be stolen by intruders.

If you need a working proxy, it's better to choose paid ones, because personal proxies have stable work, quick response and a high degree of protection.

Configure the operation of the proxy on the PC is extremely simple: to do this, enable the "use a proxy" mode in the browser settings, and enter the data received during purchase into the appropriate fields. After that, visits to sites will occur through a new IP address.

Why do I need a proxy server?

A paid proxy, most often, is necessary to perform specific tasks, but it is also suitable for personal use. The main feature of this type of proxy is the universality, which is expressed in the support of the proxy socks5 protocol.

New IP addresses are used for:

  • hiding the current location of the user, as well as his data;
  • access to closed resources.

It is also convenient to use an anonymous proxy server if you live in Ukraine and you need to visit one of the blocked sites. With the help of the received data, you can easily bypass the lock by using the proxy of another country.

Do you need a proxy server for SMM specialists? The answer is unequivocal - yes. They use a variety of software to cheat likes and subscribers, as well as for auto-posting. Proxy helps speed up the process and avoid possible blocking of client accounts on social networks.

In the end, whether you need to use a proxy server, it's up to you. Everything depends on the type of activity in the Internet and the objectives pursued.