How to Use a Proxy Server for Online Privacy - Simple Service and Instructions

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For users unfamiliar with how to use a proxy server, idcloak launches two free proxy services with simple instructions.

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We presented the web proxy with the assumption that the user had no direct knowledge of how to operate a proxy; they had only heard about proxy surfing or unblocking.

idcloak has released two free proxy services for beginners; accompanied by easy-to-digest explanations of how the services are used.

The first and simplest of the two releases is a web-based proxy which runs on the idcloak website. Named “How to Use a Proxy Server,,” the page's focus is on introducing the user to the concept of proxy browsing rather than simply providing the service.

“We presented the web proxy with the assumption that the user had no direct knowledge of how to operate a proxy; they had only heard about proxy surfing or unblocking,” says idcloak’s Robin Welles. “Of course, we didn’t want to trouble the user with back-end mechanics; we kept it limited to the basics from the user’s perspective.”

The second released service is for users wishing to configure their browser to automatically connect to a public IP proxy: “Some people might specifically wish to use an IP proxy for repeated proxy browsing, so we released a version of our proxy list, again headed by special introductions.” The page, entitled How to Use Proxy IP addresses, explains how a user can configure a particular browser for a sustained connection to a remote public proxy.

Asked about the differences between the two types of proxy, Welles had this to say: “The web-based proxy server is usually the faster of the two and is preferable for users wishing to unblock YouTube videos unavailable in their region, for example. Some sites do not sit well with web proxies, however, and will downgrade to a limited version when displayed. IP proxies are more versatile – you can pick a company, a level of anonymity and won’t experience problems with site compatibility, meaning you can access sites like Facebook in full. The downside is you don’t know who is running an IP proxy. Many prefer our web proxy and VPN for this reason.”

The double release comes just weeks before idcloak launches their flagship VPN program: a software-based proxy with high speed, dependability and usability. See idcloak.com for more.

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