Below is our list of up-to-date web proxies. But just what is a proxy server? In computing terms, a web or CGI proxy, is a site that takes the role of a 'middleman' between your own connection and another website. Your connection connects to the web proxy, giving a request for a file or web page, or something similar. The web proxy then downloads this resource for you, and presents it back to you. In this way, web proxies can grant access to internet content that may be blocked to certain users or locations, with an additional bonus of providing a high amount of anonymity.
To use any of the proxies detailed below, simply enter a target URL into the proxy's address box, and click the relevant button. Your chosen resource will be relayed to your browser using the proxy's IP address. Being accessed in this way, you can have all the benefits of a proxy server without having to mess around with your network or browser settings.
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Here we explain the different points of information in the table of proxies above.
Info - Mouseover this icon to see extended details about this proxy, including it's hosting location, speed and uptime.
Proxy Address - This is the URL of the proxy website. Some of the URLs are snipped to keep the table neat, but clicking on any link will open up the proxy in a new browser window. Entries with the padlock icon () preceding them means that the website utilises SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption for additional security.
IP Address - This is the IP address of the server that the proxy website is hosted on. Many proxies may be hosted on the same IP address.
Country - This is the country that the server the proxy is hosted on is physically located. Any information given in brackets indicates the region of that country, though this is not always available.
Last Checked - This tells you the time and date that the proxy was last checked to see if it is working correctly. The information is presented as follows - year, month, day, time (in 24-hour clock). All times are in the GMT time zone.
Software - This indicates what software script is powering the proxy server.
SSL? - This indicates whether the web proxy can access websites that utilise SSL (Secure Socket Layer encryption). A green tick icon indicates 'yes', whilst a red cross icon indicates 'no'.
Health - This is an indicator of how 'healthy' we think the proxy server is. A green 'Excellent' entry means that we have had no problems connecting to this proxy, whilst a red 'Poor' entry means that we've had major problems accessing the proxy in the past.