How to use FoxyProxy? How are they configured in different browsers? To get a clear answers to these questions. Keep reading this article.
According to StatCounter, Chrome holds the highest number of users with 65.8% in the browser market share. Which is further followed by other browsers like Edge, Firefox, and others. These data clearly says that people are heavily relying on web browsers to reach the informations they want. However, despite all this, there are some websites that people can’t access due to some security or geographical barriers. This is where proxies come into the picture. Proxy vendors release their proxy product as an extension in Chrome Web Store for easy accessibility. This article focuses on configuring one such extension like FoxyProxy extension to access blocked sites.
All the computer systems in the network will have an IP address just like people have their residential address. This IP address uniquely identifies the system. There may be sites that can’t be accessible from a particular region. In this case, we use proxies that act as a bridge between the user and the server. The proxy sends the user’s request to the server on behalf of the user. As the Proxy communicates to the user and the server, the server will not be aware of the user’s identity (IP address). Proxy servers also prevent the private network from cyber-attacks. Proxy works
FoxyProxy helps users configure web browsers like Google and Firefox with proxy servers. It simplifies the process by automating the proxy settings in browsers and switches the network connections concerning the URL patterns.
To set up FoxyProxy on Firefox, please follow these steps:
Now access the What is My IP Address page and you can see the IP address displayed as you disabled the proxy settings.
To set up FoxyProxy on Chrome, follow these steps:
In the dialog box, click on Add extension. Then you will find an extension icon on the right side of the toolbar. Click that and select the FoxyProxy Standard extension
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The residential proxies are provided by an Internet Service Provider (ISP) which allows you to access them as a real user from a particular location. This will be helpful to access geo-blocked sites like Netflix or Youtube that are blocked in specific countries. Proxyscrape offers 40K data center proxies and 7 million residential proxies that have the following special features:
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The simplest way of configuring FoxyProxy with browsers are to download Foxyproxy extension from Chrome webstore or directly from the web browsers. Once the extension is installed, open it and add proxies to it either manually or automatically.
URL patterns help you decide URL of what kind of patterns must run through the proxies. There are two types of patterns, one is whitelisted that are not run through proxies and the other one is blacklisted that run through proxies.
As this FoxyProxy tool is a proxy management tool, it also has “disable proxy” option with which you can easily disable the added proxy.
Proxy servers act as an intermediate between the users and the server to access the secured sites. Proxy servers request data from the geo-blocked or secured sites on behalf of the users by hiding their IP addresses. FoxyProxy is an advanced proxy management tool that connects with the browsers to increase their proxy-connection capacities. You can make use of FoxyProxy extension to install, configure and manage proxies. Hope this article helps you in figuring out how to use FoxyProxy as a proxy management tool.