Along with hundreds of Glype and PHProxy powered proxies, we also check and track a number of proxies running less popular or less well-known scripts. Each site may have differing options and functions, but their overall functions will be the same - offering you a way to mask your IP while visiting locations on the internet. Information on each of the proxy scripts we track is featured below:
PHP-Proxy: One of the few of these scripts that is still actively updated (at time of writing it's 'to-do' list was updated on March 25, 2018), PHP-Proxy was created as an alternative to Glype, and is easy to use and install.
miniProxy: A very barebones proxy written in PHP, it is nevertheless fast, and functional. It's easy to install and use, and hopefully we'll see more installations cropping up in the future. The code is no longer maintained by the original author as of April 2020, but it is on GitHub, so developers are free to improve and add to it as they see fit.
ProxyPy: A proxy script written in Python, and last updated in 2014, ProxyPy is a bare-bones no-nonsense proxy, with a fair number of working installations. Many of these proxies are hosted on Google's Appspot service. The proxypy.org domain seems to have expired and then been snapped up by a SEO spammer, which as of August 2021 has knocked out functionality of most of these proxies.
CGIProxy: Probably the first ever widely used web proxy script, CGIProxy has been around since 1998 and is programmed in Perl. Although it is still maintained, and was last updated in 2019, there are very few sites still using this script.
KnProxy: A Chinese-developed PHP proxy that uses cURL or PHP Sockets to grab the content you're after. Originally developed to allow people to bypass the Great Firewall of China, it still works pretty well, with the last GitHub commit having been made in 2017 at time of writing.
CensorDodge: A PHP-based one-click setup proxy script written and currently maintained by Ryan Maber. One of the newer proxy scripts out there and pretty capable and easy to use - hopefully we'll see more installations and updates in the future.
Surrogafier: A web proxy script last updated in 2015, surrogafier was written by Brad Cable in PHP. Functions are pretty standard, though HTTPS functionality may be patchy.
phpmyproxy: A lightweight proxy script programmed in PHP and meant as a PHP version of CGIProxy. Once again features a pretty standard list of functions.
Zelune: An old proxy script originally from over a decade ago, it was billed as "the world's fastest proxy script", because unlike it's competitors at the time, zelune uses cURL to download the files through the proxy. Not currently maintained as far as we know.
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.