When it comes to market your business properly, there are no boundaries for marketers. Especially in this era, when everything is on the internet, businesses aren’t that behind either. But to market yourself openly and widely you need to be more open and wide. Shared proxies are like those. These proxy servers are basically IP addresses that can be used by various other users at the same time. They are often considered risky because of privacy concerns and security breach chances; they are also called unsophisticated options than private proxy options, but they provide wider range on the internet for any job and are available at cheap rates.
This is how it works
First, you need to have an understanding of the nuts and bolts of Internet. Internet uses servers to transmit data that is passed along proxy server which acts as the middlemen between end users and websites; they check the server for any bad signs or danger signs then redirects the required information to your address. Your IP Address is your address. It contains your identity and your location.
So when you wish to see any content on the internet which is unavailable to you, its because your proxy server has blocked it. Now to gain access to that page, you have to unblock it from the server. But the proxy server is not controlled by any individual. They belong to ISPs (Internet Service Providers). Thus, arises the need to surpass the barricade. This is where Shared servers come to use. Shared proxy is used by people who want to hide their location to bypass the proxy server and gain access to blocked pages by connecting to it from a different location virtually.
Benefits of Shared Proxy
- They are available to people at cheap rates.
- They can be used with scrapping tools.
- It provides secure and safe anonymity.
- They are very efficient servers.
There are two different types of residential proxy available for users, namely,
- HTTP Proxy: They only allow HTTP traffic to pass through.
- SOCKS4/5: These are general proxies. They allow both HTTP and SOCKS connections.