Free Web Proxy List, Custom Proxy Server Guide
A web proxy is becoming more and more important on today's Internet. Schools and companies tend to block sites pretty quickly nowadays for instance, and if you ever tried to open your favorite website while connected to a network where Internet access is limited, you know that it can become quite the problem.
Sure, you can fire up your smartphone and use it to browse the web, but that is not really the most practicable solution.I find it especially irritating if only select websites are banned of a particular category while others that provide you with the same service are not. It does not really make sense to ban five video hosting sites but keep all others accessible to users of the network.
A proxy may help you sneak past the protection that is in place and display the site in your browser even though it is banned in the network.
How does a web proxy work?
A network bans a website either by its IP, its name, part of its name or based on keywords that a site contains. A web proxy on the other hand sits between the network you are using and the Internet websites you want to open which means that the network's firewall and other security programs only know that you are connected to the proxy but not that you use it to access other sites.
The admin of the network won't see the sites that you connect to in the log, as only the connection to the proxy server is listed here. The only thing that might happen is that the admin is banning the web proxy as well, but this is not a big deal either. Hundreds of web proxies exist, just switch to a new one and you are ready to visit the banned site again.
Setup your own Proxy Server:
Let us assume that all proxy websites have been banned on your network, you can't find a single web proxy that is still working. Your best choice is to create your own web proxy at an address that only you know.
All you need is the php web proxy script and some webspace with php to upload it to. Search Google for free webspace php and you should find some hosts that allow you to use php and upload your web proxy to them so that you can use it exclusively. You can alternatively use a cgi web proxy which needs a webspace with cgi enabled.
Web Proxy List:
Please not that the list does not display if the web proxy can handle scripts, I did not find a reliable way to test for all scripting languages out there, therefore 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.
Script support may be important if the site you want to connect to requires it. I suggest you try out multiple proxies at home until you find one that is working on all sites you visit. Keep in mind though that all traffic that you generate flows through the proxy. Be careful what you transfer or enter when using a proxy server.
It is most likely that the name "proxy" may have been banned as well, try using web proxies that do not have proxy in their url to overcome this
Free Web Proxy List
If none of the above work in your special case try my last resort, blockstop. It utilities the coral cdn network and uses a different method to access sites. Update. Blockstop is no longer available, but you can still use the Coral CDN easily.
Sites that update their web proxy lists daily:
If you think a proxy server is missing in the list let us know in the comments.Advertisement