Create your Proxy Website

Do you know you can create your proxy website? Proxy websites allow users to bypass firewall restrictions to access pages their network usually will not allow them to see.

Create your Proxy Website

Do you know that you can create your proxy website? Proxy websites allow users to bypass firewall restrictions to access pages their network usually will not let them see.

Although they are mainly used for gaining access to blocked websites, they also provide internet users with a unique method of accessing the internet anonymously.

This allows those who use a proxy to keep their identity private, which is very important to many people. All of these aspects combine to create a strong demand for internet proxies.

Instructions to Set Up Proxy Site

Open an account at a web host that allows proxy websites

Many hosting companies do not allow proxies because they can generate a large amount of traffic that overloads the servers. Those that do allow proxy websites will typically prefer that you have a Virtual Private Server (VPS) or a dedicated server. Most hosts do not allow web proxies on a shared server.

Here is a list of Proxy Web Hosts.

Obtain a copy of PHProxy

This script acts as the software to power your proxy site. PHProxy is available free of charge, so anyone can make a proxy website without spending much money.

Log in to the control panel for your web hosting account

Create a MySQL database that will be used by the PHProxy script.

Make a note of the database name, user name and password associated with the database.

This information is needed to configure the script to communicate with the database.

Edit the config.php file that is included with the script

Open the file with an HTML editor (like Sublime Text or Visual Code) to edit the file's contents and save the new copy. Use Windows Notepad if you do not have an HTML editor.

After opening the file, edit the website name, address, database name, user name and password. Save the file after the information has been edited.

Upload all files to your hosting account

Use an FTP program to upload files to your hosting account. You can download a free copy of Filezilla FTP if you do not already have a tool. Simply upload all of the files and folders included with PHProxy to your web hosting account. Your proxy website should now be operational.

Read the documentation that is included with PHProxy

Follow the instructions in the documentation to customize your scripts, such as changing colours, page layout or other visual elements. This will help you make an FTP website that stands out.

If your web host does not support PHP, you can use CGIProxy as an alternative. The same group makes this script as PHProxy.


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