Proxies allow you to surf the internet with a high level of privacy, security and anonymity. When you access a website from the proxy server site, information like your browser type, location, operating system and IP address is eliminated and the proxy server website is recorded as the accessing computer instead of your computer. This helps you maintain the privacy, security and anonymity you desire, as it facilitates web browsing without your information being identified and bypasses the network filters and firewalls.
The process is very simple and convenient. You are not required to install or download any software to browse the blocked sites. All you have to do is type the desired URL (for example: http://www.facebook.com) on the main page and all connections and traffic to and from the destination URL is redirected via the proxy, making it look as if the traffic is evolving from the main proxy, thus bypassing the domain based URL filtering blocking system.
These proxies allow you to access any website without revealing your personal information, surf, download games and news, access online social networking websites and shopping sites, share videos, music, chat and a lot more.
When you use a proxy server, your computer establishes connection with the proxy instead of the destination website, and thus the blocking or filtering firewall will be able to trace this connection only. Further this proxy server, which may be transparent or anonymous, will create a connection to the desired URL which you want to access such as Facebook.com, and retrieve that website, eliminating any trace of your computer.
The proxies allow users to browse through the Facebook website, profiles, post comments, blogs and surf the site for music. Sometimes, you may be required to use the IP address of the proxy (i.e. [http://188.8.131.52]), instead of the domain name, which can be retrieved by pinging the URL from command prompt.
The number of web proxies is everyday increasing and more and more are being setup to earn revenues through advertisements. To search for proxies for websites like Facebook, you can use the search engines like Yahoo or Google. There are a number of websites offering these services and you can choose any of them as per your requirement. These proxies are YouTube and Facebook compatible and you can access any blocked site which is blocked by your school, university or company.