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HTTP proxy from China vs anonymity

by Robert Desdauza

The HTTP proxy is the most common “regular” proxy server. You can use this proxy by configuring your browser and many other programs (the programs must provide for the use of a proxy server if the type of proxy used is not specified, then this is an HTTP proxy).

Proxies like this only use the HTTP protocol, it is the most common type. They are mainly used for surfing the web. They work with browsers and some other programs that support the HTTP protocol. A browser configured to use HTTP proxy from China does not send requests directly. All requests go first to the proxy server, after that they are forwarded to the end node, but on behalf of the proxy server. The received response is returned to the client. This type of proxy is divided into several types. The proxy type defines the HTTP header sent with each request from the proxy server.

Elite (highly anonymous) proxies

The elite type proxy does not send any HTTP headers that could help in identifying the client, which provides the highest (for proxies) level of anonymity. In most cases, it is not even possible to determine even the fact of their use, since at the end node everything looks like the client is connected directly. They are available on Fineproxy.org.

How to disguise yourself on the Internet: comparing server and resident proxies

Proxies are usually used to hide the IP address or bypass content blocking. They come in different types. Here we will compare the two most popular types of proxies – server-side and resident, and talk about their pros, cons, and cases of usage.

How server proxies work

Server (Datacenter) proxies are the most common type. IP addresses are issued by cloud service providers. These addresses are not associated with any home Internet ISP.

Server-side proxies are used to hide the real IP address or bypass geodata-based content blocks and to encrypt traffic. Often, certain web services restrict access to users from certain countries – such as Netflix.  Any user from, for example, Germany can use this type of DE proxy to obtain an IP address in Germany and bypass the blocking.

How residential proxies work

In turn, a resident proxy is an IP address, issued by a real Internet provider from a specific city, region, or state. Typically, these addresses are issued to homeowners, they are noted in the databases of the regional Internet registries (RIR). If they are used correctly, requests from such addresses cannot be distinguished from requests from a real user.

Choosing a proxy on Fineproxy.org, you should start with your requirements. If you need to mask the IP address and at the same time carry out operations quickly and with minimal costs, and the probability of blocking is not a problem, a server proxy would be the best option.

If you need a reliable data collection tool with a wide choice of locations and minimal chances of being blacklisted or blocked, resident proxies are more convenient.

Anonymous proxies

Anonymous proxies, unlike elite ones, transmit information about the use of the proxy server in HTTP headers, but do not transmit the client’s real IP address. Information about proxy usage is visible on the end node, but it will not be possible to find out the client’s IP address.

Transparent and distorting proxies

Transparent proxies necessarily transmit the client’s real IP-address and do not provide any anonymity. They act only as an intermediary for transmitting traffic and are used just to bypass blocking.

Your choice depends on your needs, but we always can help you to make the right decision.

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