What do you use a proxy for?
What do your proxies do?
You don’t need to use them for every request, but they can be very handy when you need to hide an HTTP request from your website’s server, or when you want to redirect users to a different page when visiting an unsupported website.
Read more about proxy servers.
If you’re on a Linux or Windows computer, open a terminal and type in the following command:sudo nano /etc/hostsAnd add the following lines:Add the following line to the end of the file:server 127.0.0,443,127.0.-127.1.1,443If you want a secure proxy, you can change this line to something more sensible:server 192.168.1.*,443This is a bit different than using a server in the browser, since you’re actually redirecting the user to a secure location, instead of just using the HTTP protocol.
If your site isn’t using SSL, you should make sure your website is using the HTTPS protocol, which requires your website to have a certificate.
You can check this by running:Get your browser’s certificate by typing:If you don’t have a valid certificate, it may be necessary to obtain it from the website’s administrator.
If the server you’re using isn’t SSL, it should be safe to use:If the proxy server isn’t a secure one, you may need to change the SSL certificate.
The proxy server has two main functions:It can redirect HTTP requests to another server, if your website doesn’t support HTTP or HTTPS.
If it’s not HTTPS, it can redirect your HTTP requests, to another proxy server.
To do this, run the following commands on your server:Open a terminal, type the following and press enter.sudo nano http.serverOpen a new file, type in your domain name and press Enter.
Now edit the file and change the server name to whatever you want.
This can be anything.
The server will redirect HTTP/HTTPS requests to a new proxy server if it’s running.
It will also redirect HTTPS requests if it is running.
For example, if you want your site to redirect requests to your proxy server, you might type the below:sudo cp http.localhost /etc/.config/proxy.confIf you are using Apache, open the server’s configuration file and edit the proxy.conf file.
If that file is blank, open Apache’s config file and find the line in the top-level section that saysProxyServerName: http://localhost/etc/proxy/proxyServerPort: 8080ProxyServerPort is the port the server will listen for HTTP connections.
ProxyServerPath: /etcServerName is the name of the server and it should look like this:ProxyServerServerName=example.comProxyServerHost: 127.,443ProxyServerProxyPort: 443ProxyServerReferer: httpProxyServerLocation: http://example.netProxyServerProtocol: HTTPProxyServerSubnet: 172.16.0/24ProxyServerAddresses: 172,16.16.*ProxyServerAlias: exampleProxyServerUsername: exampleServerPortValue: 5443ProxyGateway: 443