Many of you told me that I should create a new list of websites that are running web proxies. Today I finally had the time to compile this new list, hope everyone is satisfied with the result.
Maybe it's a good start to explain why someone would need a web proxy ( or a proxy ). Some countries, for example china, Iran and Germany, ban certain websites and you can't view them using your normal Internet connection. A proxy on the other hand can help you display the website that you cannot open correctly, and you receive all the information you want to access.
Another possible scenario is that your school or company blocks sites like eBay or your mail account and you desperately need to access it. A web proxy can help in this case too.
A third and final example is that you don't want to show your real ip to a website that you are visiting. You work for company A and use the companies internet connection to browse the website of company B, it's sometimes better to not reveal where you come from.
You can also watch and download videos from Google Video if you are using a web proxy from a country that is allowed to view and download them.
Lets start with the list. I decided to display the following information:
Name: pretty obvious, isn't it ?
Anonymous: If the proxy spills your ip or not.
Popups: Normal Advertisement is not that annoying, but popup ads are.
Please not that the list does not display if the web proxy is able to handle scripts, I did not find a reliable way to make a test for all languages out there, therefor this has not been added to the list. I also removed websites that loaded slowly, displayed errors or forced you to click on an ad before you could use the service.
Update: We had to remove the majority of proxy servers listed here as they are no longer available on the Internet. If you are looking for proxy servers try Proxy.org. It lists thousands of working and regularly updated servers on its pages.
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