The proxy server will act as the connector between two different networks. Here one network is internet and other network is the series of system connected within them. The main reason for using the proxy server is hiding system identity from some other systems on internet. Internet cafes use these servers for the main purpose of managing the payment for their internet access. People under oppressive regimes use such servers to spread the political opinions. It increases speed of the internet access in certain cases.
Different Types of Proxy Servers Used
There’re many kinds of servers and one can select one depending on the requirement. Most basic kind of server is simple server. It is the basic server type & receives the request from your client computer & sends request for an access to the internet resource. Then it returns the response from client back to an internet resource. Another kind of the proxy server is reverse proxy. Such server receives the requests from different systems that are connected to internet and connects to the group of servers.
Suppose your internet connection is very slow, the caching server can be used. Such server saves the copy of fetched content & used this copy when new content needs to get fetched. These kinds of the servers can be used in the fast connection for purpose of saving the bandwidth cost.
You can use “Anonymizers” to stay anonymous on a network. Generally, these are the paid services and majority of them have got their interface that will allow you hideme feature of your IP address.