How many times have you had to clear emails out of your inbox that said, “You’ve won 18 million British Pounds” or “I’m dying of cancer and I’ve decided to leave you my inheritance.” Have you ever had your social networking profile hacked into? Identity thieves are probing all over the internet, ready to steal your sensitive info the minute you let your guard down. It’s not hard to see why one would want to get a private proxy to be able to surf anonymously.
A private proxy is a great way to hide your identity while you surf the internet. You can shop and transact securely. You can hide your location and avail of the exciting benefits that the service providers offer you like unlimited bandwidth; unrestricted access to all sites; 128-bit encryption; super-fast servers; pop-up blocks; protection form Trojans, hackers and malware; FTP access; free updates and freeware etc. A private proxy routes your IP address through as many as three different servers, assuring complete anonymity.
If you’re getting your own server, then you need to get a suitable hosting package. It is a whole lot different from conventional web hosting. You need not buy a dedicated server, you can instead go for a VPS, which will be more than sufficient for your needs and is also economical. It costs less than $10 per month and you get an IP address or two. If you want more, you can add them on at just $1 extra per IP per month. After setting up the VPS, you’ll have to set up the proxy server itself. You can have the entire thing up and running in less than an hour and have a safe, secure, and fast private proxy at your disposal.
You can also rent a private proxy server for a fee. It’s ok for a short term, but in the long run, it could turn out to be an expensive proposition and you might want to consider setting up your own proxy server. You’ll need the proper hosting service and the right software for your private proxy to work. Proxy software packages are available that enable you to create multiple accounts, each with a unique assigned IP address and you can also share these with your friends. But if you’re renting, please note that your own IP’s cannot be created. You’ll be renting these IP’s from a service provider.
If you need the proxy server only for a short period and do not want to end up owning one forever, then renting a private proxy will work out just fine for you.