What Is a Proxy Server and How Does It Work?

Proxy servers act as relays between the website you’re visiting and your device. Your traffic goes through a middleman and a remote machine is used to connect you to the host server. The web proxy server hides your original IP address so that the website sees the IP of the proxy (in some cases, the computers of other proxy users are used for this). However, proxies only work on the application level, meaning it only reroutes the traffic coming from a single app you set your proxy up with. They don’t encrypt your traffic.

There are three main types of proxy servers:

HTTP Proxies – They only cater to web pages. If you set up your browser with an HTTP proxy server, all your browser traffic will be rerouted through the proxies.

SOCKS Proxies – These proxies are not limited to web traffic but still only work on the application level. Although they can handle all kinds of traffic, they are usually slower than HTTP proxies because they are more popular and often have a higher load.

Transparent proxies – These are different kinds of proxies because their users are usually unaware of their existence. These proxies can be set up by employers or parents who want to monitor a user's online activity and block access to specific websites. Hotels and cafes use them to authenticate users on public Wi-Fi and companies or home users might also set them up to save bandwidth.

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How to Use AgileCDN to Increase Your VPN Proxy Performance

AgileCDN is a one-stop global CDN acceleration platform, providing a fast, reliable, and easy-to-use CDN acceleration service. With an excellent tech framework with over 260+ PoPs across 245+ countries and territories. With security protection of WAF, DDoS, and SSL our service enables you to focus on improving your business’ performance.

By providing a one-click acceleration service, AgileCDN can boost your VPN proxy portal up speed for gaming acceleration and office access internet speed. The Proxy Acceleration model can generate a CNAME for your server port in seconds without a domain, SSL certificate, DNS setting, etc. it is a simple setting and easy-to-manage service that meets your internet acceleration needs.

AgileCDN to speed up proxy server

Step1: Go to the AgileCDN website (www.agilecdn.cloud) and click “Register” to create your account.


Step2: Next, please choose Personal Mode, and this is for Proxy Acceleration. Enter your real email (we will send the voucher to this email). After registration, click "Go Console".

Step3: After selecting a model configuration, type your origin domain and finish the required process to activate.

type your origin domain

Step4: After the registration process, in the console panel, click CDN Management. You will find your proxy acceleration site, copy the CNAME Domain and paste it to your Proxy Server.

copy the CNAME Domain

What's More

AgileCDN also provides more global acceleration services like whole site acceleration, dynamic site acceleration, static content/on-demand acceleration, and so on, which can meet your specific needs. Please visit our website and find out more.