Proxy servers are middlemen in the communication between two computers. The proxy server takes requests on behalf and then forwards them accordingly. You can read about what you could need a proxy server for and what a proxy server is in this practical tip. In times of firewalls, VPN services and Tor, a practical method to disguise the IP address and speed up the Internet has fallen a little behind: the proxy server. Proxy comes from the Latin "proxus" and means "next" or "substitute". And that is exactly what a proxy server is: It is a proxy server for a network or a computer and connects between the Internet and the computer.
With a proxy server, you can not only filter your network communication and cache data, but also surf the Internet anonymously. We'll explain these three options in more detail in the next section.
Caching: Here data from the proxy in the cached order to process recurring requests faster. If, for example, the client regularly requests the same Word document, this can be called up directly from the proxy server without having to connect to the actual target server. This often saves bandwidth and therefore money in companies.
Filtering: Proxy servers can also use filters to evaluate incoming requests and only allow certain types of requests to pass through. This is often the case in company networks where certain services, such as file sharing or game websites, are blocked.
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