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What is a Proxy?
In computing and networking, a proxy server acts as a gateway between you and the internet. Proxies act as intermediary for data requests between the source and destination, thus providing security, load balancing & anonmity.
All computers connected to the internet have an IP address, however using a proxy when using the internet will enable all data requests on behalf of the client (you) to be sent and received to the proxy server before it reaches the source and desitination.
What is a HTTP Proxy?
HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol. You mainly see the start of website domains use HTTP. Proxies can use this protocol aswell and it's one of the mainly used proxy protocols to send web requests using the TCP protocol from your client to URL. This protocol can only handle HTTP traffic in plain text, meaning it is an unsecure proxy procotol.
What is a HTTPs/SSL Proxy?
HTTPs: Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. One of the mainly used proxy protocols to send web requests using the TCP protocol from your client to URL securely, unlike HTTP. This proctol can only handle HTTPs traffic.
What is a SOCKS4 Proxy?
SOCKS4: Secure (SOCKS). Works by establishing a connection between a client and a server, which allows traffic to be enabled back and foruth using TCP between the client and server.
What is a SOCKS5 Proxy?
SOCKS5: Socket Secure (SOCKS). Works exactly the same as SOCKS4, however has additional security and supports both the TCP and UDP protocols.
What is a Residential Proxy?
A Residential Proxy is a proxy type that is provided by an ISP (Internet Service Provider). Residential Proxies have a physical location making them a more reliable choice when selecting what type of protocol to choose.
Datacenter Proxies will never ever be residential.
What is a ISP Proxy?
A ISP Proxy is a proxy that is running and provided by an ISP (Internet Service Provider). These proxies are typically provided by internet provider companies. Ban rates and firewall blocks are less common when using ISP proxies, as the proxies appear residential unlike datacenter proxies.
What is a Datacenter Proxy
A Datacenter Proxy is a proxy that is running from within a Datacenter or cloud provider. These proxies are most common on the internet as they are easy to setup. Datacenter proxies can be setup and configure with any procotol (HTTP, HTTPs, SOCKs4, SOCKs5).
What is a Rotating Proxy
A Rotiating Proxy is a type of method that allows a pool of a large number of proxies to be changed, rotated and re-assigned to the client after a certain period of time. These proxies can be any proxy protocol type.
What is a Reverse Proxy
A Reverse Proxy is a type of proxy that enables retrieving data from a destination on behalf of a specified client or multiple clients while appearing as if the data has been retrieved from the specified client or multiple clients. When using a Reverse Proxy the data pretty much appears if it originated from the specified client or clients.
Depending on the host you're using to setup the Reverse Proxy, the proxy may appear as a Residential proxy or Datacenter proxy, depending on host, IP Address or geo-location.
What is the difference between a VPN & Proxy?
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) will encrypt all network traffic from the operating system to the server, while a proxy will only reroute application traffic to the server/destination depending on the protocol of choice (HTTP / HTTPs / SOCKs4 / SOCKs5).
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