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Reverse proxy vs forward proxy

Reverse Proxy vs. Forward Proxy: What’s the Difference?

March 16, 2021 Comments Off on Reverse Proxy vs. Forward Proxy: What’s the Difference?

Many entities already used forward proxies for their needs, but what is a reverse proxy? Well, that’s what you’re about to learn. In essence, reverse proxies serve an entirely different purpose from a forward proxy. However, the difference lies in the fact that the communication is reflected in the back-end. This means that a reverse […]

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Why do businesses need proxies?

Why do businesses need proxies?

March 15, 2021 2 Comments

Many business owners are unaware of the immense benefits that a proxy server could offer to your organization’s growth.  They can offer much more than accessing geo-restricted websites and masking your IP addresses. Even if you are a non-tech-geek, it’s well worth gaining valuable insights for your organization to succeed and stay ahead of your […]

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proxy vs vpn

Proxy vs. VPN: What Are The Differences And Which is Better?

March 10, 2021 Comments Off on Proxy vs. VPN: What Are The Differences And Which is Better?

When you hear the terms proxies and VPNs, it may often come to your mind that they are quite the same as they both mask your IP address. Both the tools indeed hide your IP address—however, the similarities stop right there. How differently they mask your IP address, along with the level of protection they […]

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The complete guide to proxies for web scraping

The Complete Guide to Proxies for Web Scraping

March 5, 2021 Comments Off on The Complete Guide to Proxies for Web Scraping

Web Scraping has become insanely popular among IT professionals and even intruders. You might be using the right tools for web scraping. But you cannot overlook the importance of proxies as a middleman between the scraping software and your target website. While there are numerous benefits to using proxies, you need to factor in deciding […]

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The difference between HTTP and Socks proxy

Socks vs. HTTP Proxy: How They Work and Key Differences

February 24, 2021 2 Comments

As there is a massive rise in proxies’ usage for carrying out internet tasks, vendors have introduced various types of proxies over the years. In this article, you will discover significant differences between HTTP proxies and Socks proxies, which should ease your decision-making process when deciding which proxy to use over the other. Knowing the […]

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5 simple steps to set up a proxy on Firefox

5 simple steps to set up a proxy on Firefox

February 23, 2021 Comments Off on 5 simple steps to set up a proxy on Firefox

Open Firefox and click on the burger icon in the top right corner of your browser and select “options”. Search for “proxy” and click to open the settings Select “Manual proxy configuration”, this should be the fourth option you see. Provide the details of your proxy and click “ok”, for this example we will be […]

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Free proxies are not safe to use

Free proxies are not safe to use! (unless with caution)

February 22, 2021 6 Comments

We here at ProxyScrape have been providing a free proxy list for quite a while now, but admittingly we have to say that free proxies aren’t always safe to use. This is because free proxies do not always provide the anonymity you did expect while browsing the internet and might be malicious. They can be […]

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How to set up a proxy on windows 10 in 3 simple steps

How to Set up & Use a Proxy Server on Windows 10

February 21, 2021 Comments Off on How to Set up & Use a Proxy Server on Windows 10

Open the windows proxy settings by clicking here or simply search for “proxy settings” in Windows. Once the proxy settings are open, enable the “Use a proxy server” inside the settings. Finally, put the details of your proxy inside the “address” and “port” input field and click save. Now all the programs on your windows […]

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What are residential proxies and why do you need them?

What are residential proxies and why do you need them?

February 20, 2021 1 Comment

What are residential proxies Residential proxies are proxies that directly come from an ISP and are most often located on personal devices. Because the proxies are located on a personal device, unlike datacenter proxies, which are located at a data center, they are less likely to be detected as a proxy. Since the proxies are […]

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How to setup a proxy on Google Chrome

How to Set up & Use a Proxy on Google Chrome

February 19, 2021 Comments Off on How to Set up & Use a Proxy on Google Chrome

Most articles will suggest you change the windows proxy settings to use a proxy on Google chrome. The problem with changing your windows settings is that all programs will start using the proxy you have configured. This article will explain in a few simple steps how to use a proxy on google chrome without changing […]

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