A proxy is generally another computer which functions as a centre through which the internet requests are managed and handled. By connecting to one of the servers, your computer sends a request to the server which then later processes your request and gives you back what you want. In this way, a proxy serves as an intermediate between a user’s home machine and other computers on the internet.
There are several reasons for using a proxy. Proxies filter web content, go around restrictions like parental blocks, screen uploads and downloads, and also provide anonymity to the users while surfing.
Proxies are also known to surf the web anonymously. They offer means to hide your real identity and IP address from the public. When you connect to the internet through proxies then the IP address of your computer will not be shown but instead the IP of the proxy server will internet.
Proxies are numerous in number which can provide more privacy to the users but not all proxies’ works with the same terms and conditions. There are proxies which are both free for the public or either charge some fee. It is entirely up to the user to decide which proxy to choose. But it has been found that proxies which charges fees provide better security are steadfast and works much better and faster than unpaid proxies.
Reasons to Use a Proxy Server:
There are various reasons to use a proxy server. Some of them are mentioned below:
To control internet usage:
Proxy servers are used by various corporations and by local users to keep a check on the activities of other users. For instance, parents and organizations use proxy servers to check the activities of their children and employees. By using proxy servers, one can easily monitor all the logs and web requests and also came to know the time spend on any blocked site.
Different organizations and individuals use proxy services to use the internet more privately. The proxy servers sometimes change the IP address and other identifying information the web request contains. The destination server doesn’t recognize who made the actual request, which in turn keeps the personal information and browsing habits more confidential.
The proxy servers offer better security benefits. By using proxy servers, you can organize your server to encrypt your all web requests to keep interfering eyes from reading transactions. Through proxy servers malware sites are prevented from any access.
How to setup proxy in the uTorrent client:
By following the steps given below you can easily set up a proxy in the uTorrent client:
- Open uTorrent.
- Go to options and then to Preferences.
- Click on connections
- After going to connections, come to the proxy section, for ‘’Type’’.
- In the Type section, choose HTTP, HTTP, SOCKS5 (depending on the streaming sites you are using)
- Just next to Proxy section is the Proxy field, type the IP address of the proxy server you wish to use.
- Then in the port field, enter the port number.
- Enter your VPN username and password.
- Click on the ‘’OK’’ tab.
How to setup proxy in BitTorrent client:
The steps followed to setup proxy in BitTorrent client is same as the uTorrent the only difference is of the opening of BitTorrent instead of uTorrent.